Akragas, Silver Tetradrachm

Item Reference: C223000571 In Stock Share
Sicily, Akragas (c. 460-450/446 BC). Silver Tetradrachm. Obverse: Sea eagle standing left, AKRAC-AИTOΣ around. Reverse: Crab, the carapace of which takes the form of a human face. (HGC 2, 77;…
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Description

Sicily, Akragas (c. 460-450/446 BC).

Silver Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Sea eagle standing left, AKRAC-AИTOΣ around.
Reverse: Crab, the carapace of which takes the form of a human face.

(HGC 2, 77; Westermark 349b (O10/R35); SNG ANS 973 (same dies)).

Extremely Fine or better, with a beautiful cabinet toning. Obverse somewhat off-centre, but with a near-perfectly centred reverse exhibiting exceptional detail.

17.47g.

Specification

Period 460 - 450/446 BC
Date c. 460-450/446 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Tetradrachm

Coin Ruler

Akragas / Agrigentum

Country

Italy and Sicily

Coin House

Sicily

Metal

Silver

References HGC 2, 77; Westermark 349b (O10/R35); SNG ANS 973 (same dies)
Weight 17.47 g

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