Stater of Aegina with tortoise

Greek
Classical Period
404–350 B.C.


Mint: Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1115.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.26 gm.

Accession Number

01.5458

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Land tortoise with shell divided into thirteen plates and head turned to right.
Reverse: Incuse divided into 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