Obol of Aegina with tortoise

Greek
Classical Period
404–350 B.C.


Mint: Aegina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1118.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.94 gm.

Accession Number

01.5460

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Tortoise with shell divided naturally into thirteen plates.
At left and right: A I
Reverse: Incuse divided into compartments with Greek letter in the upper left section.

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