Stater of Aegina with tortoise

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 350–338 B.C.


Mint: Aegina

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 12.03 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

1980.32

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Tortoise.
Reverse: Incuse divided into five compartments with dolphin upwards at lower left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 342 No. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California (auction VI, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, February 27-28, lot 208); by 1980: with Fritz Burki, 76 Thurgauerstrasse, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland; February 20, 1980: purchased by MFA from Fritz Burki

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour