Stater of Kydonia (?) with turtle

Greek
Late Archaic Period
515–500 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Kydonia (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.844

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

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