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Stater of Kydonia (?) with turtle

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Obverse: Sea turtle with natural divisions of shell indicated. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.


From a hoard found in the Cyclades (?) in 1889 (?) that included MFA 04.844, 04.918, 04.921, 04.922; by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 862); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 515–500 B.C.


Kydonia (?), Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1280.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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