Stater of Aegina with tortoise

Greek
Classical Period
404–350 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1113.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.21 gm.

Accession Number

86.825

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Tortoise with natural markings on shell.
Reverse: Incuse square, divided into five sections by broad bands.
Incuse mark of the die.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription