Summary

A silver tetradrachm from the town of Agrigentum (Akragas), Sicily, circa 420 BC
Mint: Agrigentum

Reference: BMC Sicily p.11 No.58
Die axis: 07

Obverse Description

Two eagles carrying a hare in their talons fly left, behind, the head of a river god

Reverse Description

Quadriga driven fast to the left by Nike; above, a vine-branch with bunch of grapes; in exergue the Greek legend AKRAGANTI (mostly worn away)

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

Modern Agrigento (Sicilian: Girgenti), a city on the southern coast of Sicily. The ancient Greek city of Akragas (also known as Acragas in Greek, Agrigentum in Latin and Kirkent or Jirjent in Arabic.

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