Crab Akragas – Ancient Greece
Crab Akragas – Ancient Greece
Item 29996
Country Cook Islands (the)
Year 2022
Face Value 5 Dollars
Metal Gold .9999
Weight 0.5 g
Size 11 mm
Quality Silk finish
Mintage 15000

Ancient cities chose symbols for their coinage that represented the founding mythology, a pun on the city’s name, a characteristic feature of the economy or the city’s devotion to a particular deity.

For the wealthy city of Akragas on Sicily this was the crab. Some believe the animal associates with Poseidon. Others suggest a connection to the Greek river-god Akragas.

Part of the collection "Ancient Greece"

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