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Drachm of Aegina with turtle

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Obverse: Sea turtle with smooth shell, a row of dots on the back. Reverse: Incuse square with four deep and four shallow sections.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 861); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–490 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1109.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 6.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.843

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins