A silver stater coin issued by the city of Aegina on the island of the same name in the period 480-456BC
Reference: BMC Attica, p.132 No.85
Smooth-shelled turtle (dots decorating back mostly worn away), counterstamped with an eye shape
Incuse square partly off flan
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.19. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Hart of Melbourne for 4s 6d.
Type of item
17 mm (Width), 11.926 g (Weight)
BMC Attica, p.132 No.85
[Book] Head, Barclay V. 1888. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Attica, Megaris, Aegina., 132 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.