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Stater of Aegina with sea-turtle

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Obverse: Sea turtle with shell in form of shield, a row of dots on the back. Reverse: Incuse square divided by diameters and diagonals.

Provenance

1889 (?): found in the Cyclades Hoard (according to Brett); 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. 860); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 535–525 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1108; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 155.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.842

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins