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Stater of Aegina with tortoise

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Obverse: Land tortoise with shell divided into thirteen plates and head turned to right. Reverse: Incuse divided into compartments.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 404–350 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1115.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm.

Accession Number

01.5458

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins