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Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)


[BMC 61]

Akragas, Acragas or Agrigentum, modern city Agrigento on the southern coast of Sicily

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BMC 29Akragas, Sicily AR Didrachm. 500-450 BC. 8.49 gr, 20.01mm. AK-ΡA (Ρ retrograde), eagle standing right, wings closed / Crab, archaic male head right below. BMC 29; SNG Cop 37; Hoover 99; Arslan 21.TextImage
BMC 36Akragas, Sicily, AR Didrachm, 20.42 mm, 8.46 g. 480-450 BC. AK-ΡA above and beneath sea-eagle standing right / Crab, CA-Σ to left and right of youthful, archaic male head right below. BMC 36; SNG ANS 959.TextImage
BMC 38Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily, AR tetradrachm, period of transition, 479-412 BC. 17.17 grams, 27.55 mm. Crab, no symbol / AKΡAC-ANTOΣ (N retrograde), eagle standing left on dotted line. BMC 38-39; Hoover 78; SNG ANS 970ff; Sear Greece 741.TextImage
BMC 61Akragas, Sicily. Circa 414-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm. A-K-R-A-G around a pair of eagles standing right on the upturned body of a dead hare; the nearer eagle, with closed wings, screaming with its head reared & beak wide open; the further, flapping its wings & lowering its head to tear at the prey / AKΡAΓANTINON around a crab with open claws seen from above; below, Skylla swimming left, her right hand raised to shade her eyes.SNG ANS -. TextImage
BMC 130Akragas, Sicily. ca. 300–287 BC. AE14. Laureate head of Zeus right / AKΡAΓAN-TINΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt. Hoover HGC 167; Calciati 148; BMC 130; Sear Greece 1029.TextImage
CNS 29Sicily, Akragas AE Hemilitron. Eagle standing right on serpent / crab, six dots above, crayfish left below. SNG ANS -. TextImage
Calciati 4Agrigentum-Akragas AE Cast trias, ca 450-430 BC, 11.11 g. On the cone: Eagle standing right with closed wings and crab / On base: four dots. Calciati 4-5. Westermark 1, Hoover HGC 126.TextImage
Calciati 10Akragas, Sicily. Circa 425-406 BC. AE Hemilitron. AKΡA, eagle, with head lowered, standing right on dead hare / Crab, crayfish left below, shell below crayfish; six dots around. TextImage
Calciati 10vSicily, Akragas AE Hemilitron. Ca 425-410 BC. AKΡA, eagle, with head lowered, standing right on dead hare / Crab, crayfish left below, six dots around. TextImage
Calciati 11Sicily, Akragas, AE Hemilitron. Eagle standing right on dead hare / Crab, grape leaf above, shrimp below, six dots. TextImage
Calciati 17Akragas, Sicily. Before 406 BC. AE Hemilitron. Eagle standing right on dead hare / Crab; sea serpent and conch below, six dots around. TextImage
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Calciati 29Akragas, Sicily. c425-406 BC. AE Hemilitron. Eagle, with head raised, standing right on snake / Crab, crayfish left below; six dots around. TextImage
Calciati 32Akragas, Sicily. c425-406 BC. AE Hemilitron. AKΡAΓANTINON (retrograde), eagle, with head raised, standing right on hare / Crab, Triton right below blowing a conch; six dots around. SNG Cop 71. TextImage
Calciati 40Sicily AE 26mm Hemilitron. Circa 425-406 BC. Eagle standing facing, head upturned right & screeching, holding eel / Crab; conch-shell & octopus below; six dots around. SNG ANS 1031. TextImage
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Calciati 43Sicily, Akragas AE Hemilitron. ca 425-406 BC. AKΡAΓANTINON, eagle, with head raised, standing left on fish / Crab holding a serpent in its left claw, conch & cuttle fish below; six dots around. SNG ANS 1032; SNG Cop 73. TextImage
Calciati 50Akragas, Sicily. c425-406 BC. AE Tetras. AKΡA, eagle, with head lowered, standing right on hare; crab behind / Crab, crayfish left below; three dots below crab. SNG ANS 1037. TextImage
Calciati 54Sicily, Akragas AE Tetras. Before 406 BC. AK-PA, eagle right, tearing at hare / Crab; three dots and shrimp left below. TextImage
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Calciati 63Akragas, Sicily. c425-406 BC. AE Hexas. AKΡA, eagle, with head lowered, standing right on hare / Crab, two fish right below; two dots on either side of crab. SNG ANS 1053-1054, SNG Cop 79-81. TextImage
Calciati 63vAkragas, Siciy, AE Hexas. ca 425-406 BC. Eagle, with head lowered, standing right on hare / Crab, two fish below, dots above and to one side. Calciati 63v. TextImage
Calciati 64Akragas, Sicily. Circa 450-406 BC. AE Hexas. Eagle right, head down, holding bird / Crab; below, two tunny-fishes left. TextImage
Calciati 68Akragas, Sicily. 19.53mm, 9.18 gr. AE Hexas. ca 425-406 BC. AK-R, Eagle, head lowered, wings spread, standing right on a dead hare / Crab, seen from above, value mark of two dots across lower fields, fish below. Hoover HGC 144; Calciati 68.TextImage
Calciati 70vAkragas, Sicily. Circa 425-406 BC. AE Hexas. AKP-A, eagle standing right on dead hare / Crab flanked by dot at sides, epinephelus left, below. TextImage
Calciati 73Akragas, Sicily. Before 406 BC. AE Hexas. AKP, eagle standing right on fish / Crab, fish right below, dot on either side. SNG ANS 1051. TextImage
Calciati 80Akragos, Sicily, AE30 Hexas. 425-410 BC. (AK-RA, usually retrograde), eagle, wings spread, alighting left on tunny fish / Crab, grouper fish swimming right and two dots (value mark) below. Calciati 80; cf Hoover 149 (dots at lower left and right).TextImage
Calciati 82Akragas, Sicily. c425-406 BC. AE Onkia. AK-PA, eagle standing right, head reverted, on a fish / Crab, fish left below; dot within a circle between crab's claws. TextImage
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Calciati 84Akragas, Sicily. c425-406 BC. AE Onkia. Eagle standing right on dead fish, fly at left (?) / Crab: large dot above, conch shell below. TextImage
Calciati 85Akragas, Sicily. Circa 406 BC. AE Onkia. Eagle standing left, head reverted, on fish; fly / Crab; fish below, dot above. TextImage
Calciati 87Akragas, Sicily. Circa 425-406 BC. AE Onkia. Eagle's head right / Crab. SNG ANS 1104ff. TextImage
Calciati 88Akragas, Sicily. Circa 450-406 BC. AE Semonkia. Eagle head right / Crab claw left. TextImage
Calciati 89Akragas, Sicily. c400-380 BC. AE Hemilitron. AKΡAΓAΣ, diademed and horned head of the river-god Akragas left / Eagle standing left, head reverted, on Ionic capital; crab left, six small dots above. SNGCop 93. TextImage
Calciati 89vAkragas, Sicily. Circa 406 BC. AE Hemilitron. Head of river god left / Eagle standing left on Ionic capital, crab to left; six dots above. SNG ANS 1098. TextImage
Calciati 90Sicily, Akragas, AE 29mm Hemilitron. 405-392 BC. Head of young river-god right; mussel shell behind; caduceus before, all within incuse circle, c/m on earlier type (crab; three dots) / plain. SNG ANS 1080. TextImage
Calciati 92Akragas, Sicily. Circa 405-392 BC. AE 29mm, Hemilitron. Head of young Herakles right in 15mm circle, counterstamped on an earlier Litra / Blank except for traces of undertype. SNG ANS 1065-1077. TextImage
Calciati 116Akragas, Sicily. c338-317 BC. AE Litra. AKΡAΓA, laureate head of Zeus left / Eagle, head lowered, standing left on dead hare; I below wings. TextImage
Calciati 117Sicly, Akragas. Phintias, Tyrant. 287-279 BC. AE 20mm (4.77 gm). Laureate head of Apollo left / Wild boar charging left. TextImage
Calciati 117vAkragas, Sicily. Phintias, Tyrant. 287-279 BC. AE 20mm. Wreathed head of Persephone left, monogram behind / BAΣIΛEOΣ, ΦINTIA in ex, wild boar charging left. SNG ANS 1123; SNG Cop 103. TextImage
Calciati 118 Sicily, Akragas. Phintias, Tyrant. 287-279 BC. AE 22mm (7.21 gm). Head of Artemis left / BAΣIΛEOΣ ΦINTIA, wild boar charging left. TextImage
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Calciati 119Akragas, Sicily. Circa 287-279 BC. AE 14mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / Eagle standing right, looking back. TextImage
Calciati 129Akragas, Sicily. Circa 275-240 BC. AE 22mm. Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right; monogram behind / Two eagles standing left on dead hare, one with head raised, the other with its head lowered. TextImage
Calciati 138Akragas, Sicily. Circa 240-212 BC. AE 21mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod. Calciati I pg. 223, 142 var. (spelling); SNG ANS 138-139. TextImage
Calciati 142Sicily, Akragas, AE 23mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod. SNG ANS 1138. TextImage
Calciati 143Akragas, Sicily. c240-212 BC. AE 26mm. Laureate head of Zeus Hellanios right; T behind, monogram before / AKΡAΓANTINΩ, warrior, naked, walking right, hurling a spear. SNG ANS 1142; SNG Cop 120. TextImage
Calciati 145Akragas, Sicily. 240-212 BC. AE 22mm (5.96 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right / Eagle with spread wings standing facing on thunderbolt. TextImage
Calciati 147cfAkragas, Sicily. 241-210 BC. AE 17mm. Laureate head of Zeus left / Eagle left, wings spread. TextImage
Dewing 557Akragas, Sicily, AR litra, (0.54g) c. 470-425 BC, AK..., eagle standing left, on Ionic capital / Crab, LI below. Sng ANS 898var. TextImage
Hoover 2Akragas, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. 408-406 BC. Female charioteer driving galloping quadriga right, crowned by Nike flying left above; crab downwards in the exergue / AKΡ-A-ΓANTINON (retrograde), two eagles standing right, the near one with its head thrown back, the far one devouring a hare on rocks. Hoover HGC 2; SNG Cop. 54; SNG Lloyd 818; De Luynes 859; SNG ANS 1296; Jameson 1889.TextImage
Hoover 104Akragas, (Agrigentum), Sicily, AR Hemidrachm, 1.94 gr, 14.74 mm. 420–410 BC. Eagle standing left with wings spread, tearing at hare / A–K–R–A. Crab, fish below. Hoover 104; SNG ANS 1003–1009; Sear -.TextImage
Hoover 130Akragas, Sicily, AE cast tetras, (4.32g) early 5th century BC, tooth-shaped cast bronze. Eagle's head left / Crab's claw. Hoover 130: Westermark 1979, 4.TextImage
Jameson 511Akragas, Sicily. ca 409-406 BC. AR Tetradrachm. AKRAGANTI-NON, Nike driving galloping quadriga left, holding kentron in left hand, reins in both; grapevine with grapes above / STRATWN, two eagles standing left clutching at dead hare, the closest eagle with wings closed & head raised, the furthest eagle with spread wings & its head down; head of a young horned river-god above front eagle's tail. TextImage
SNG ANS 133Akragas, Sicily. ca 510-480 BC. AR Didrachm. Eagle standing right, AKRAC (retrograde) behind, AS (retrograde) before / Crab. TextImage
SNG ANS 893Akragas. c470-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab; flower below. Rizzo pl. I, 12 (obverse die of 6). TextImage
SNG ANS 905Sicily, Agrigentum AR Didrachm. ca 510-500 BC. AKPAC-ANTOS, eagle standing left / crab. Jenkins Group I, 2; SNG Lloyd 787-788. TextImage
SNG ANS 909Akragas, Sicily. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Didrachm. AKPAC-ANTOS, eagle standing left / Crab. Jenkins Group Ia. TextImage
SNG ANS 916Akragas, Sicily. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Didrachm. Eagle standing right / Crab. Jenkins Group Ic. TextImage
SNG ANS 918Akragas, Sicily. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Didrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab. Jenkins Group I. TextImage
SNG ANS 919vAkragas, Sicily. Circa 500-495 BC. AR Didrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab; EXA retrograde below. Jenkins Group Id. TextImage
SNG ANS 926Sicily, Agrigentum AR Didrachm. ca 500-490 BC. AKRA, eagle standing left / crab. Jenkins Group II. TextImage
SNG ANS 939Sicily, Agrigentum AR Didrachm. ca 490-483/2 BC. AKRA, eagle standing left / crab. Jenkins Group III, SNG ANS 939-945. TextImage
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SNG ANS 941Akragas, Sicily. Circa 495-482 BC. AR Didrachm. AKRA, eagle standing left / Crab. SNG Copenhagen 26. TextImage
SNG ANS 946Sicily, Acragas AR Didrachm. ca 500-480 BC. Eagle standing left, wings closed / Crab, helmet left below, all in incuse circle. Jenkins 13, SNG Cop 38. TextImage
SNG ANS 947Akragas, Sicily. ca 510-480 BC. AR Didrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab; helmet below. TextImage
SNG ANS 949Akragas, Sicily. c500-480 BC. AR Didrachm. AKRA, eagle standing left / Crab; CAS (retrograde) below. Jenkins, Group IIIc, pl. 37, 10. TextImage
SNG ANS 951Akragas, Sicily. Circa 482-472 BC. AR Didrachm. AK-RA, eagle standing left / Crab. TextImage
SNG ANS 954Sicily, Akragas AR Didrachm. Circa 510-480 BC. Eagle standing right / Crab. TextImage
SNG ANS 958Akragas, Sicily. ca 490-483 BC. AR Didrachm. AK/PA, eagle standing right / Crab; head of nymph below. Jenkins 18. TextImage
SNG ANS 959Akragas, Sicily. Circa 485-480 BC. AR Didrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab; male head right dividing CA-S below. Jenkins 18. TextImage
SNG ANS 960Akragas, Sicily. Circa 480 BC. AR Didrachm (8.30 gm). AK-RA, eagle standing right / Crab; CAS below. TextImage
SNG ANS 967Akragas, Sicily. Circa 464-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab. SNG Lockett 690. TextImage
SNG ANS 968cfSicily, Agrigentum AR Tetradrachm. ca 460 BC. AKRAC—AN TOΣ (N retrograde), eagle with closed wings standing left / Crab. Cf. SNG ANS 968–969 (N not retrograde). TextImage
SNG ANS 970ffAkragas, Sicily. ca 470-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm. AKRAC-ANTOS, eagle standing left / Crab. Gulbenkian 162. TextImage
SNG ANS 973Akragas, Sicily. ca 470-420 BC. AR Tetradrachm. AKPAC-ANTOS, eagle standing left / Crab, whose shell has the features of a human face. TextImage
SNG ANS 979Sicily, Akragas AR Tetradrachm. ca 464/61-450 BC. AKRAC-ANTOS, eagle standing left / crab. TextImage
SNG ANS 983Akragas, Sicily. Circa 464-450 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Eagle standing left / Crab; flower below. TextImage
SNG ANS 998Akragas, Sicily. ca 406 BC. AV Diobol. AKRA, eagle perched on pile of rocks standing left, snake clasped in its talons; •• on rocks / Crab, SILA/NOS in two lines below. TextImage
SNG ANS 999Akragas, Sicily. Circa 410-406 BC. AV Diobol. Silanos, magistrate. AKΡA, eagle standing left on rock outcrop, snake clasped in its talons; •• on rocks / Crab; SILA/NOS (retrograde) in two lines below. SNG Cop 52. TextImage
SNG ANS 1000Akragas, Sicily. ca 406 BC. AR Tetradrachm. AKRAG/ANTIN-ON, ethnic in two lines on a hanging tablet, the second line retrograde, the last two letters off the tablet & to the right. Nike driving a galloping quadriga left, club in exergue / SILA-NOS, two eagles standing left clutching at dead hare, the closest eagle with wings closed & head raised, the back eagle with spread wings & it's head down. TextImage
SNG ANS 1002ffAkragas, Sicily. Circa 410 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons / Crab; fish left below. TextImage
SNG ANS 1003ffAkragas. c410 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons / Crab; fish right below. TextImage
SNG ANS 1009Akragas. c410 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons / Crab; fish left below. TextImage
SNG ANS 1010Akragas, Sicily. Circa 425-406 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.74 gm). Eagle on hare / Crab; fish below. TextImage
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SNG ANS 1010cfSicily, Akraga AR Hemidrachm. ca 425-406 BC. Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons / crab, dolphin below swimming right. Cf SNG ANS 1010 & SNG Cop 59 (eagle right). TextImage
SNG ANS 1020Agrigentum-Akragas AE Cast Onkia, ca 450-430 BC, 19mm, 4.93 gr. Eagle's head left / Crab's claw. CNS 8; SNG ANS 1020; Hoover HGC 120; Westermark 4.TextImage
SNG ANS 1023AKRAGAS. Sicily. Ca.410-406 B.C. AE Hemilitron. Eagle r. with wings spread attacking hare. Rv. Crab, sea monster below. TextImage
SNG ANS 1026Akragas, 425-406 BC, AR Hemilitron. Eagle right, holding hare in its talons / Crab, crayfish below. TextImage
SNG ANS 1031Akragas, Sicily. Circa 425-406 BC. AE Hemilitron. Eagle standing right on tunny / Crab; conch shell & octopus below; six dots around. CNS I 40. TextImage
SNG ANS 1087 Akragas, Sicily, AE29, (8.50g) worn coin countermarked 405-392 BC, Crab. / Crab. SNG ANS Part 3 1087. TextImage
SNGANS
1097-1102
Akragas, Sicily. AE 26 Hemilitron. 338-287 BC. Horned river-god Akragas left / Eagle with head turned back standing left on Ionic capital, crab in left field, six dots above eagle's back. SNG Cop 93. SNG ANS 1097-1102. Sear 1027. TextImage
SNG ANS 1135Akragas AR Half Shekel, 2.54g; 19mm, 218-201 BC. Sicily. Laureate head of Zeus right / (from lower right) [AKRAGAN]-TINON, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread. SNG ANS 1135; cf Sear Greek 755.TextImage
SNG ANS 1147Akragas, Sicily, AE23. Diademed head of Zeus right / Eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, wings spread, head right. TextImage
SNG Ashmol. 1672 varAkragas. Ca 490-480 BC. AR Pentalitron, 4.01 gm. AKRA, Eagle standing left / Crab (no "PEN" value legend). SNG Ashmolean 1672 var (no PEN on rev.). Apparently unpublished.TextImage
SNG Cop 94Akregas (Agrigentum), Sicily. 338-287 BC. 1.94g; 14mm. Eagle standing facing with head right / Crab, AKRAGA below. SNG Cop 94; BMC 103 var. Sear Greek 1025 var.TextImage
SNG Cop 97Akragas, Sicily, AE18. 287-279 BC, Phintias. AKRAGARU to left of laureate head of Zeus left / Eagle left, with wings spread, holding hare in its talons, which it attacks with its beak, FI to right. SNG Cop 97; Sear Greek 1028 var.TextImage
SNG Cop 98Agrigentum, Sicily, AE15, Tyrant Phintias, 287-279 BC. Head of Apollo left / Eagle standing right, head turned back. SNG Cop. 98. TextImage
SNG Cop 121Akragas, Sicily. AE20. 241-210 BC. Wreathed head of Persephone right / Asklepios standing right. SNG Cop 121. TextImage
SNG Cop 382Akragas, Sicily. Siculo-Punic Issue. Circa 213-210 BC. AR Shekel. Laureate head of Melkart left / Elephant left; Punic A below. Burnett, SNR 62, 114. TextImage
SNG Fitz 913Akragas, Sicily. Circa 450 BC. AR Pentalitron. Eagle standing left on Ionic capital; PEN above / Crab. TextImage
ORC 8312Akragas, Sicily, AE26, (12.38g) 405-392 BC. Countermark of crab, prawn below on host coin of laureate head right (?) / Worn, unclear reverse. TextImage
Sear 709Sicily, Akragas AR Didrachm. 413-406 BC. AK-RA, eagle standing left, wings closed / crab. TextImage
Sear 741Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily, AR tetradrachm, period of transition, 479-412 BC. 17.17 grams, 27.55 mm. Crab, no symbol / AKRAC-ANTOS (N retrograde), eagle standing left on dotted line. BMC 38-39; Hoover 78; SNG ANS 970ff; Sear Greece 741.TextImage
Sear 751Akragas, Sicily, AR Hemidrachm. 413-406 BC, AK PA Eagle with spread wings standing left on dead hare, which it is about to tear with its beak / Crab, tunny fish right below.
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Sear 755Sicily, Akragas AR Drachm. 279-241 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / eagle standing right, wings spread. TextImage
Sear 1020Akragas, Sicily, AE Cast Tetras. Early 5th century BC, tooth shaped, Eagle standing left / Crab on base, four dots. SNG Cop 60.
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Sear 1021Akragas, Sicily, AE Onkia. Early 5th century BC, almond shaped cast bronze, perhaps a weight. Eagle's head left / Crab claw. TextImage
Sear 1022Sicily, Akragas AE28 Hemilitron. 425-406 BC. Eagle right, head thrown back, holding tuny fish in talons / crab holding eel in claw, shrimp beneath, 6 dots around. TextImage
Sear 1023Sicily, Akragas AE30 Hemilitron. ca 425-406 BC. Eagle right, holding hare in talons / crab, crawfish below, surrounded by 6 dots. TextImage
Sear 1026Akragas, AE30, Hemilitron, 425/406 BC. Eagle standing right on hare, countermarked with head of Akragas (often mistaken for Herakles) right / Crab, shrimp below, usually worn blank. Calciati 92; SNG ANS 1064 ff. or 1080-1081; SNG Munich 127 ff.
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Sear 1027Akragas, Sicily, AE26 Hemilitron. Diademed and horned head of young river-god left / Eagle with wings closed standing left on Ionic capital, looking back, crab to left, six dots above. TextImage
Sear 1028Akragas, Sicily, AE17. 338-287 BC, Laureate head of Zeus left / Eagle left, with wings spread, holding hare in its talons, which it attacks with its beak, D behind.
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Sear 1029Akragas, Sicily. ca. 300–287 BC. AE14. Laureate head of Zeus right / AKRAGAN-TINWN above and beneath winged thunderbolt. Hoover HGC 167; Calciati 148; BMC 130; Sear Greece 1029.TextImage
Sear 1038Sicily, Akragas AE19. 241-210 BC. ACKLAPOC, Head of Persephone right / AKRAGAN-TINWN, Asklepios standing front, hand extended. Calciati 144. TextImage
ROMAN TIMES
RPC 659Agrigentum, Sicily AE12, time of Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD, 5.32 gr. Triskeles with Medusa at centre / AGRI-GENT in two lines within wreath. RPC 659; CNS 155, 4.87.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 660Augustus AE21 of Agrigentum, Sicily. L Clodius Rufus Procos, Salassus Comitialis Sex Rufus duovir. 8.37gm, after 2 BC. AVGVS[TO PP] AGRIGENTI, bare head right / SALAS[SO COMITIALE SEX RVFO II VIR] around wreath containing L CLODIO RVFO PRO COS. RPC 660.TextImage
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