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Ancient Greek Silver Akragas Sicily Didrachm Crab Coin - 495 Bc For Sale

Ancient Greek Silver Akragas Sicily Didrachm Crab Coin - 495 Bc

A particularly charming example of an iconic coin type. An ancient Greek silver didrachm from Akragas, Sicily, stuck circa 495 - 480 B.C.

The obverse (image ii) with sea eagle standing left. The legend reading:

ΑΚΡΑ[CΑΝΤΟΣ]

"Of Akragas"

The reverse (image i) with open clawed crab within shallow incuse circle.

The ancient city of Akragas was founded by colonists from Gela in around 580 B.C. and grew to become a wealthy and important city throughout the 5th Century. Akragas began to issue her iconic coinage a few decades later and chose the eagle, a symbol of the Father of the Gods, Zeus, to whom a large temple was dedicated in Akragas, as their obverse depiction. The reverse shows a freshwater crab, likely a popular delicacy harvested in the region.

Diameter:20 mm.

Weight: 8.70 g.

Provenance:

Ex British private collection.

Please note; this is a genuine,nicely centered example of a well known and highly desirable Sicilian coin type. Offered for sale without a reserve to promote our superb inventory of antiquities and ancientcoins.

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