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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Akragas| > GI89172
Akragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C.
|Akragas|, |Akragas,| |Sicily,| |c.| |425| |-| |406| |B.C.|, Akragas was founded early in the 6th century by colonists from Gela. It was second only to Syracuse in importance on Sicily but was sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 B.C. It was renamed Agrigentum after it fell to Rome in 210 B.C.
GI89172. Bronze tetras, Calciati I p. 181 ff., 55; SNG Cop 77; SNG ANS 1045; SNG Munchen 133; SNG Morcom 523; HGC 2 140, aF, Akragas (Agrigento, Sicily, Italy) mint, weight 8.356g, maximum diameter 21.3mm, die axis 180o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse AKPA, eagle standing right, wings open, head down, hare in its talons; reverse crab seen from above, three pellets over crayfish left below; ex CNG; SOLD










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