TETRADRACHM OF AKRAGAS – TWO EAGLES AND HARE – UHR – 2 TROY OUNCE – 36MM – BU

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Specifications

Weight

2.00 troy ounce

Thickness

5.5MM

Purity

.999 fine

Finish

Brilliant Uncirculated

Edge

Rough

Diameter

36mm

Description

Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum).  Circa 414-413 BC.  – Akragas (modern Agrigento), a Greek colony located on the southern coast of Sicily, was founded in 582 BC by an expedition from Gela led by oikists Aristonous and Pystilos.

  • Contains 2 oz. Troy .999 Fine Silver
  • Obverse: Two eagles standing on a dead hare, the nearer of the two with head raised, while the other is bending over.  Border of dots.
  • Reverse: Above, a crab.  Below, Skylla left, female upper body, lower coiled like a serpent’s with fish’s tail and fins; at left and right of the body, foreparts of two dogs to left, right one with head right; her hair blown by the wind; right hand raised palm inwards, left hand with open palm, outstretched over coils of serpent.  Inscription in Greek around.