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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 653. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $3400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 550-530/25 BC. AR Stater (11.72 g). "Proto-tortoise," turtle with globular segmented shell / Incuse square of “Union Jack” pattern. Holloway, Archaic, group C, dies 7/- (unlisted rev. die); Milbank pl. I, 6; Asyut Group V; SNG Copenhagen -; Triton VI, lot 278 (same obv. die). Good VF, dark find patina, banker’s mark on reverse. Extremely rare variety with globular shell, only one die known.