Akragas grew rapidly, becoming one of the richest and most famous of the Greek colonies of Magna Graecia. Although neutral in the conflict between Athens and Syracuse, its democracy was overthrown when the city was sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 BC. Akragas never fully recovered its former status.
In 241 BC, the final peace settlement between Carthage and Rome transfered control of Sicily (and Akragas) to Rome.
Modern location: Agrigento, Italy
Reverse: Horse gallopping right, ḤT underneath
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.11 g
This coin was struck during the 2nd Punic War.
Reverse: Crab, crayfish left below •••
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.21 g