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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting an Eagle

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

472-413 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

About this artwork

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

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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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