Stater of Aegina with tortoise
about 445–404 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis; Mint: Aegina
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1113.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.21 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Tortoise with natural markings on shell.
Reverse: Incuse square, divided into five sections by broad bands.
Incuse mark of the die.
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).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription