Stater of Aegina with sea-turtle
about 535–525 B.C.
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1108; Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 155.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.36 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sea turtle with shell in form of shield, a row of dots on the back.
Reverse: Incuse square divided by diameters and diagonals.
1889 (?): found in the Cyclades Hoard (according to Brett); 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. 860); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund