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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting an Eagle

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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Date:

472-413 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Akragas (now Agrigento), Sicily

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts an eagle standing with wings closed. The back (reverse) depicts a crab.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting an Eagle

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

472 BCE–413 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: AKRA[C ΣOTN[A]

Dimensions

Diam. 2.6 cm; 16.39 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.691

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