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Sicily29 viewsGreek colonies dotted the island of Sicily from about the mid-8th C. BC onward, sometimes conflicting with the native tribes (Sikels to the east, Sikanians in central Sicily, and Elymians to the west) and several Phoenician colonies. The largest issuance of coinage by the city-states often came amidst conflict among themselves and later arrivals, the Carthaginians and Romans. While Greek coin types and denominations predominated, the local litra and its fractions of onkiai survived down to the Roman conquest in 212 BC, when local striking withered. Major mints include Akragas, Gela, Himera, Kamarina, Katane, Leontini, Messene, Naxos, Segesta, Selinos, Syracuse, and the siculo-punic mints of Entella and Lilybaion.
3 commentsAnaximander
19th Century framed uniface plaster cast Didrachm? from Akragas19 viewsObv:- Sea eagle standing left; AkRA beneath
Rev:- Crab.
Akragas. Sicily. 5th Century B.C.

Didrachm?? Coin diameter is 23mm

Famed uniface plaster cast from 19th century.
Originally mounted on velvet and one would assume in a display case. Traces of velvet still attached to underside of frame.
240 - 212 B.C. Bronze AE 23, Zeus right/ Eagle facing27 viewsFORVM Akragas Sicily 240 - 212 B.C. Bronze AE 23, Calciati I 145/7, SNG ANS 1147, SGCV I 1037, aF, Akragas mint, 7.089g, 22.6mm, 180o, 240 - 212 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse “ΑΚΡΑΓΑΝΤΙΝΩΝ”, eagle standing facing, on thunderbolt, wings open, head right. Ex FORVMPodiceps
275 - 240 B.C. Bronze AE 19, Apollo right/ Two eagles & hare10 viewsAkragas, Sicily, 275 - 240 B.C. Bronze AE 19, Calciati I p. 217, 134; SNG ANS 1132, F, Akragas mint, 3.891g, 18.8mm, 135o, obverse laureate head Apollo right; reverse, two eagles standing right, devouring hare upon which they stand. Ex FORVMPodiceps
275-240 B.C. AE 19, Apollo left/ Two eagles left on hare12 viewsSICILY. Akragas. Circa 275-240 B.C. (19mm - 4.40 g). Laureate head of Apollo left / Two eagles standing left on hare. SNG ANS 1128 var. (denomination); Calciati I pg. 223, 140. Dark green, almost black, patina, some earthen deposits. Ex Vauctions Podiceps
338-287 B.C. AE Hemilitron; River god head left/ Eagle & crab12 viewsSicily Akragas 338-287 B.C. AE Hemilitron. 22mm. River God left/Eagle and crab. SNG ANS 1097.Podiceps
338-287 B.C. AE Onkia; Eagle head right/ crab, AKRAGA14 viewsSicily, Akragas Onkia AE14. 338-287 B.C. 1.94g, 14mm. Eagle standing facing with head right / crab, AKRAGA below. SNG Cop 94; BMC 103 var. Sear Greek 1025 var. Rare with head right. Ex Roma NumismaticsPodiceps
338-317 B.C. Æ 18 Litra, Zeus left/ Eagle left on hare5 viewsSICILY. Akragas. Circa 338-317 B.C. Æ Litra (18mm - 5.42 g). Laureate head of Zeus left / Eagle, with head lowered, standing left on dead hare; Δ below wing. SNG ANS 1113; Calciati I pg. 206, 116. Dark green patina. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
405 - 392 B.C.; Herakles Head Countermark. Bronze hemilitron12 viewsAkragas, Sicily, 405 - 392 B.C.; Herakles Head Countermark. Bronze hemilitron, Calciati I p. 197, 92; for undertype: Calciati I pg. 176, 42, F, countermark Fine, 20.660g, 27.5mm, obverse large round countermark of young head of Herakles; obscured undertype: eagle grasping fish; reverse, crab. Ex FORVMPodiceps
415 - 406 B.C. Bronze onkia, Eagle left with fish/ crab, fish & pellet18 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 415 - 406 B.C. Bronze onkia, Calciati I p. 192, 85; SNG ANS 1060, F, Akragas mint, 2.944g, 15.1mm, 315o, obverse [AKPA], eagle standing left, head right, fish in talons, fly right; reverse, crab, fish below, pellet between claws; scarce. Ex FORVM Podiceps
420-406 BC. Æ Tetras; eagle right of hare/ crab, 3 pellets and crayfish10 viewsSICILY, AKRAGAS. Circa 420-406 BC. Æ Tetras (7,42 g. - 20 mm) Obv: Eagle standing right on hare, head lowered, wings spread. Rev: Crab; below, three pellets and crayfish left. Calciati p.180, 54; SNG ANS 1041.Podiceps
425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, eagle on hare/ crab & two fishes7 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Calciati I, p. 188, 71, F, Akragas mint, 7.293g, 20.6mm, 45o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse eagle right, wings open, head lowered, standing on hare or rodent; reverse, crab, two fish right below, pellets outside each claw. Ex FORVMPodiceps
425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Eagle r. standing on fish/ two fish below, pellets; AE2111 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, BMC Sicily p. 17, 107 ff.; SNG Cop 79 ff., Akragas mint, 7.840g, 21.2mm, 270o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse eagle right, wings open, standing on fish; reverse , crab, two fish below, upper head right, lower head left, pellets outside each claw. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
425-406 B.C. Æ Hemilitra; Eagle right with hare; Crab with leaf & shrimp13 viewsSICILY. Akragas. Circa 425-406 B.C. Æ Hemilitra (29mm - 20.04 g). Eagle standing right on hare / Crab; leaf between claws, shrimp (crayfish) below, six pellets around. SNG ANS -; Calciati I pg. 165, 11. Fine, brown patina, spot of green and red encrustation on the reverse. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
Akargas AE Tetras19 viewsObv: Eagle with spread wings standing right on dead hare, tearing at it with his beak.
Rev: Crab, vine leaf between its claws; below, crayfish left; right, mussel; in field, three pellets.
Weight: 11.40g
Year: Circa 410-406 BC
Akragas 11 viewsAkragas Ae Hemilitron circa 400BC, 15.5gm, Eagle r., clutching dead hare in talons. R/ Crab; crayfish below, six pellets in field. Westermark, Period III, Series IV; CNS I, 15; HGC 2, 136.Ancient Aussie
Akragas18 viewsAkragas. 420-410 BC. Hemidrachm (2.07 gm). Eagle standing l. atop hare. / Crab, tunny l. below. ⤹ A-K-P-A around. VF. CICF 2005 Ponterio 134 #1368. SNG ANS 3 #1009; SNG Cop 1 #57-58; SNG Lloyd 826; HGC 2 #104; BMC 2 p. 12, #65.
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Akragas19 viewsAkragas. Early issue of 500-495 BC. AR Stater, Didrachm (8.69 gm). Eagle l., wings folded, AKRA above. / Crab. VF. SNG ANS 3 #923-929 (#927 same dies); SNG Cop 1 #24-26; SNG Lloyd 789-790; HGC 2 #93; Jenkins Gela Group IIc; Dewing 551.
1 commentsAnaximander
Akragas - AE tetras4 views425-406 BC
eagle right, tearing at hare
Crab, crayfish left below
SNG COP. 75 var. SNG München 132

ex Kamil Polak Münzhandlung
Akragas - AR didrachm6 views480 - 470 BC
sea eagle
Jenkins, Gela, Group IV; SNG ANS 954-5.
ex Dr. Ernst von Ferrari-Kellerhof
ex Lanz
AKRAGAS - Sicilia - Italia21 viewsAR Hemidracma 15 mm - 1.7 gr

Anv: Águila a derecha con sus alas desplegadas, cabeza gacha devorando a una liebre que aferra en sus garras. En campo izq. un grano de cebada.
Rev: Cangrejo de río "A-K", sobre sus patas, debajo Ketos/Pistrix a izquierda con un pescado entre sus fauces.

Acuñación: 410 - 406 A.C.
Ceca: Akragas (Hoy Agrigento) - Sicilia - Italia

Referencias: B.M.C. II (Sicily) #63 Pag. 12 - SNG Cop #56 - SNG ANS #1010-14 - HGC II #105 - MI AMG #3822
AKRAGAS - Sicilia - Italia17 viewsAE Hemilitron 28 mm - 21.8 gr

Anv: Águila a derecha con sus alas desplegadas, cabeza gacha devorando a una liebre que aferra en sus garras.
Rev: Cangrejo de río, seis puntos a su alrededor, debajo langostino a izquierda.

Acuñación: 425 - 406 A.C.
Ceca: Akragas (Hoy Agrigento) - Sicilia - Italia

Referencias: SNG München #92 ff - SNG ANS #1026-1027 var - Calciati CNS I #10-15 Pag.165 - SNG Cop #68
AKRAGAS - Sicilia - Italia22 viewsAE Hexas 17 mm - 7.33 gr

Anv: Águila a derecha con sus alas desplegadas, cabeza gacha devorando un atun que aferra en sus garras, "AK-PA" (leyenda retrógrada).
Rev: Cangrejo de río, dos puntos a los lados, debajo atún a izquierda, dos puntos entre sus pinzas.

Acuñación: 425 - 406 A.C.
Ceca: Akragas (Hoy Agrigento) - Sicilia - Italia

Referencias: HGC 2 #148 - SNG ANS #1047/50 - Calciati CNS I #74 Pag.189 - BMC II (Sicily) #107-11 Pag.17 - Sear GCTV I #1024 Pag.108
Akragas, Sicily124 views213-211 BC (Punic Occupation)
AR 1/4 Shekel (14mm, 2.11g)
O: Head of Triptolemus right, wreathed in corn.
R: Horse galloping right; Punic letters 'ht' below.
SNG Cop 379; HGC 2, 174; Burnett, Enna 151; de Luynes 3965; Weber 8540; Walker Group II, 1st Series
ex Tom Cederlind

One of the leading centers of Greek influence in the west during the 6th and 5th centuries BC, Akragas was sacked by Carthage in 406. Conquered by Rome in 262 and retaken by Carthgage 8 years later, the city never again regained its' former status. Akragas suffered greatly during the Second Punic War (218-201), with this coin being struck just before the city fell to Rome once again in 210.
Although renamed Agrigentum, its' culture remained essentially Greek for another few hundred years until Rome granted the inhabitants citizenship after Julius Caesar's death in 44 BC.

This coin was struck on the Carthaginian standard and of debased silver.
3 commentsEnodia
Akragas, Sicily85 views275-240 BC
AE22 (21.8mm, 6.945g, 315o)
O: Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right; symbols before and behind.
R: Two eagles standing left, devouring hare upon which they stand, nearer head up and wings closed, farther head down and wings open, caduceus above wings.
HGC 2, 159; Calciati p. 212, 125; SNG ANS 1128; Sear 1030; BMC 2, 131
ex Forvm Ancient Coins
c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Eagle on fish/ crab & two fishes16 viewsAkragas, Sicily, c. 425 - 406 B.C. Bronze hexas, Calciati I p. 189, 75, aF, Akragas mint, 6.490g, 19.7mm, 180o, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; obverse eagle right, wings open, standing on fish; reverse, crab, two fish below, upper head right, lower head left, pellets outside each claw. Ex FORVMPodiceps
Head of Apollo left/ Eagle r. AE 1515 views338-287 B.C. Sicily, Akragas, 338-287 B.C. AE 15, 2.68g. Obv: Head of Apollo l. Rev: Eagle stg. r., head reverted. Calciati 119. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
Himera. Tyranny of Theron & Thrasydaios13 viewsSicily, Himera. 480-470 BC. AR Didrachm (8.79 gm). Cock standing l. HIMERA to l. / Crab.  nEF.  Westermark & Jenkins Himera #4; SNG ANS 4 #155ff; SNG Cop 1 #302-303; SNG Lloyd 1011-1012; BMC 2 24; ACNAC: Dewing 613-614, Rosen 55; HGC 2 #438. cf. Nomos 1 #20 (same dies).
Theron of Akragas and Gelon of Syracuse defeated Carthage in the Battle of Himera in 480 BC. Theron deposed the local tyrant of Himera and ruled over the city. The pairing of the crowing rooster on the obverse (Himera’s name means ‘day break’) and the crab of Akragas on the reverse aptly captures this political situation. Theron's son, Thrasydaios, succeeded him as tyrant in 472 BC, but Thrasydaios was defeated in battle by Hieron of Syracuse in 470 BC. The Carthaginians had their revenge in 408 BC when Himera was utterly destroyed.
1 commentsAnaximander
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - remains of city wall529 views1 commentsJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Castor and Pollux410 viewsbuilt +- 450 BCJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Concordia488 viewsgreek colony - Akragas
temple from 5. century BC
6 x 13 columns built over a basament of 39.44 x 16.91 m
temple was turned into church in the 6th century AD
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Concordia341 viewsgreek colony Akragas
temple from 5. century BC
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Heracles372 viewsbuilt in 5. century BCJohny SYSEL
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento - Temple of Juno331 viewsbuilt in the 5. century BC and burnt in 406 BC by the Carthaginians
used for the celebration of weddings
Italy, Sicily, Agrigento, Valley of the Temples118 viewsThe Valle dei Templi (English: Valley of the Temples, Sicilian: Vaddi di li Tempri) is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily, southern Italy. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list in 1997. Much of the excavation and restoration of the temples was due to the efforts of archaeologist Domenico Antonio Lo Faso Pietrasanta (1783–1863), who was the Duke of Serradifalco from 1809 through 1812.

The term "valley" is a misnomer, the site being located on a ridge outside the town of Agrigento.
Joe Sermarini
Phintias. 287-279 B.C. Persephone/ Boar, AE2120 viewsSICILY, AKRAGAS, Phintias. 287-279 B.C. Æ 21. 6.2g. Obv. Head of Persephone left. Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΝΤΙΑ, Boar at bay left. Sear GCV 1032Podiceps
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius411 viewsDenarius (grs 3,92 and 19 mm) from one of the admirals of Sextus Pompeius. Main hypot. for issuance : 44-43 BC in Massalia (other : mint moving with Sextus in Sicily around 40 BC).
Obverse: Head looking right of Cn. Pompeius Magnus ; bef. trident ; below, dolphin ; behind, NEPTUNI.
Reverse : galley sailing right ; above, star ; below, Q. NASIDIUS.
Crawford 483/2. Sydenham 1350. Sear (Imp.) 235. Babelon Pompeia 28 (p. 354, vol. 2).
Again (see the didrachm from Akragas) the clear advantage of concavity for the reverse (with no neg. impacts on the observe).
12 commentslabienus
Sicily - Mint Akragas - Calciati 14437 viewsRugser
Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-110120 viewsHorned head of river-god left,wearing taenia/Eagle standing left on Ionic column,head reverted,in left field crab,in right field value mark.Grant H
Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-110151 viewsAfter the desrtruction of the city by the Carthaginians in 406BC,the striking in new issues in Akragas virtually ceased until the citys refoundation by Timoleon,circa 339 BC.the sole exception was the bronze River god/Eagle on Ionic column issue[CNS 89}
Information from CNGCOINS.COM
1 commentsGrant H
Sicily Akragas circa 416-406 BC AE hemilitron 28.6 mm 19.35g 1 h11 viewsEagle standing right,head raised,wings spread,on hare,cicada to right/Crab,below triton right blowing conch,six pellets around {mark of value}.Westemark Coinage Period III,series 1,613 {O02/R2}CNS 32,HGC 2,131.Grant H
Obverse: Laureate and bearded head of Zeus l., AKRAGANTI / NWN.
Reverse: Eagle flying l., holding hare with talons; at r.
cf. SNG München - . SNG ANS - . Calciati I, - (vgl. S. 206-207, 11.)
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
SICILY, AKRAGAS26 views425 - 406 BC
AE Hexas 19 mm max. 6.91 g
O: Eagle with hare in talons, right
R: Crab, with pellet outside of each claw, two fish beneath;
Sicily, Akragas; cf Calciati I. 186,63; BMC Sicily p. 17, 107 ff.; SNG Cop 79 ff.,
SICILY, Akragas90 viewsSICILY, Akragas. Before 406 BC. Æ Tetras (20mm, 9.16 gm). Eagle right, clutching dead hare in its talons / Crab; three pellets and crayfish left below. Calciati I pg. 180, 54; SNG ANS 1034ff.. Near VF/VF, dark green patina, old gouge in obverse patina. From the Tony Hardy Collection. Ex-CNG B8FVAF1 commentsecoli
Sicily, Akragas5 viewsSear I --; CNS 138; SNG ANS 1128; Calciati I pg. 223, 140.

Æ 17 mm, struck ca. 275-240 B.C.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo left.

Rev: Two eagles standing left on hare.

From an uncleaned coin lot.
Sicily, Akragas Hexas18 views425-406 BC. AE
AKPA, eagle with head lowered standing right on hare./ Crab with two tunny fish right below, two dots on either side of crab
SNG ANS 1053-154
Sicily, Akragas, (410-406 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG ANS 1003ff, Akragas, Crab,66 viewsSicily, Akragas, (410-406 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG ANS 1003ff, Akragas, Crab,
avers:- Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons.
revers:- Crab; fish right below.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 14-15,5mm, weight: 1,74g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sicily, Akragas, date: 410-406 B.C., ref: Crawford-53b-1 SNG-Cop-57, SNG-ANS-1003ff,
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Sicily, Akragas, BMC Sicily 99 var.27 viewsSicily, Akragas mint, hemilitron, c. 425 - 406 B.C. AE, 15.02g 25mm, Calciati I p. 165, 10, BMC Sicily 99 var.
O: AKPA, eagle with wings spread, r., holds in its claws supine hare, which it attacks with its beak, plain border
R: crab, crayfish left below, six pellets around
1 commentscasata137ec
Sicily, Akragas, litra42 views10mm, 0.59g
obv: AKPA; eagle standing left
rev: ΛI; crab
Sicily, Akragas, Punic Occupation, 213-211 BC, AR (or EL?) 1/4 Shekel 15 viewsHead of Triptolemos right, wearing barley wreath.
Horse galloping right, Punic letters H and T below.

Walker p. 284-7 (dies unlisted); Burnett 148-149 (same rev. die); Visona 56; SNG Copenhagen 379-380; Sear 6603 ( Hiempsal II, Numidian Kingdom).

(15 mm, 1.71 g, 10h).
Classical Numismatic Group.

This coin type is unrecorded in electrum although this appears to be the metal of the flan, imparting a light golden hue to the coin suggesting around 15% gold content. If so this is the only known example of this coin type struck on electrum.
SICILY, Akragas.5 viewsAE trias, 23mm, 8.5g, 12h; 287-241 BC.
Obv.: Beardless and laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right.
Rev.: Two eagles left, hare in talons, nearest with head upright screaming, eagle behind head lowered on hare.
Reference: HGC 2 159 / 16-393-55
John Anthony
SICILY, Akragas. 5 viewsÆ Onkia, 16mm, 3.8g, 12h; 425-406 BC,
Obv.: AKP-A, Eagle right, with head turned back; below fish, in left field, fly.
Rev.: Crab, above pellet, below conch shell.
Reference: CNS I 84; SNG ANS 1062 var. (obv. type left) / 17-118-151
John Anthony
Sicily, Akragas. (Circa 425-406 BC)26 viewsAE Tetras

19 mm, 7.6 g

Obverse: AKPA (AKRA) to left, eagle, head lowered, wings spread, standing right on hare

Reverse: Crab, beneath, three pellets (each representing 1/12 of the value of a Litra), in exergue, crayfish left.

CNS I. 178, 50; HGC 2, 140.

Akragas was a wealthy and powerful Greek state on the southern coast of Sicily, second only to Syracuse in importance. The city was famous for its lavish building projects, proudly displaying its wealth in the form of numerous massive temples, many of which still stand today.

The early designs of the coinage of Akragas remained consistent for nearly a century, depicting Zeus’ standing eagle on the obverse and a crab on the reverse. As their societies matured, the aristocratic rulers of Akragas and its surrounding cities became highly competitive in the artistic beauty of the coinage they produced, resulting in a flourishing numismatic arms race.

Around 415 BC, a dramatic shift took place, reinvigorating all denominations of their coinage. The designs became much more intricate, and the new coins have been ranked as some of the most beautiful coinage ever produced.

Unfortunately, the wealth of Akragas was not enough to protect it from the brutality of the Carthaginians, who sacked the city in 406 BC, an attack from which they never fully recovered and which put an abrupt end to this beautiful period of coinage.
1 commentsNathan P
Sicily, Akragas: Anonymous (ca. 425-406 BCE) Æ Hemilitron (SNG ANS 1065)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress, within circular counterstamp
Rev: Blank
Dim: 28.46 mm, 15.82 gm
Sicily. Akragas. Ca. 338-287 B.C.70 viewsÆ 18 mm. Laureate head of Zeus left. Rv. Eagle standing left, clutching hare which it is about to devour; above tail feathers, Δ. ancientone
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