User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stater of Aegina with tortoise

Start collecting

Obverse: Tortoise. Reverse: Incuse divided into five compartments with dolphin upwards at lower left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 No. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California (auction VI, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, February 27-28, lot 208); by 1980: with Fritz Burki, 76 Thurgauerstrasse, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland; February 20, 1980: purchased by MFA from Fritz Burki

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 350–338 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 12.03 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

1980.32

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins