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Stater of Aegina with tortoise

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Obverse: Tortoise with natural markings on shell. Reverse: Incuse square, divided into five sections by broad bands. Incuse mark of the die.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, Classical Period, 404–350 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1113.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.21 gm.

Accession Number

86.825

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins