A copper trias coin from the town of Agrigentum (Akragas), Sicily, circa 300 BC
Reference: BMC Sicily p.17 No.102
Die axis: 07
Eagle with wings spread flying right with hare in talons
Crab above three dots (mark of value) and below this an uncertain multi-legged creature (perhaps a sea-horse?)
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.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 300 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.11. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 2 shillings.
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.242 g (Weight)
BMC. Sicily p.17 No.102 Sear 1023
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