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Stater of Aegina with turtle

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Obverse: Sea turtle with smooth shell; row of eight dots down the middle; head turned to left. Reverse: Incuse square divided into eight sections, four deeper than the others.

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, Archaic Period, about 625–490 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1106.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.30 gm.

Accession Number

01.5454

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins