Dekadrachm Of Akragas
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.562
Title
Dekadrachm of Akragas
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 409 BCE-406 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Akragas (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
43.31 g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
decadrachm
Provenance
Baron Pasquale Pennisi di Floristella acquired the coin in Sicily most likely, and before 1865, since it was published by Antonio Salinas, Le monete delle antiche citta di Sicilia (Palermo 1867), pl.8,6. His grand-son Salvatore Pennisi sold it to Jacob Hirsch in 1937 or early 1938, who sold it to Arthur S. Dewing on January 13, 1945 (Carolyne's birthday).
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Seltman, NC 1948 8a (this coin)
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.562
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Quadriga to l. driven by river-god Akragas or Helios? Below, crab; above, eagle of Zeus carrying snake; linear border; die scratches visible to upper l.
Rev.: Two eagles standing l.; to r., grasshopper.
Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted