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Stater of Aegina with turtle

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Obverse: Sea turtle with smooth shell; row of five dots down the middle, and two extra ones at the top. Reverse: Incuse square, divided by broad bars into five 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, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 490–457 B.C.

Mint

Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1111.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.32 gm.

Accession Number

01.5455

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins