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bgr_427419 - AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère

AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère XF
500.00 €(Approx. 600.00$ | 435.00£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égine, Aegina
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Weight : 10,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan globulaire bien centré sur la tortue. Revers légèrement décentré bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tortue marine vue de dessus.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux divisé en quatre compartiments en ailes de moulin.

Commentary


Poids léger. Monnaie fourrée. Sur cet exemplaire, on perçoit bien les écailles sur le dos de la carapace de la tortue.

Historical background


AEGINA - Aegina - AEGINA

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

The city of Aegina is located on the island of the same name. It is placed at an equal distance between Athens and the coast of Argolis. Aegina is that the first coins were minted in the West in the sixth century BC Its geographical and economic situation should make a commercial place of primary importance to the crossroads between Euboea, Athens, Corinth and the Peloponnese. The Aeginetan standard (Aegina) quickly spread throughout the Aegean, Greece, Crete and part of Asia Minor Sea. The mint does not seem to have started before the second half of the sixth century BCE. Unfortunately, after the Persian wars, the city was eclipsed by Athens took it in 457 BC The Aeginetans were driven out by the Athenians. Aegina not regained his freedom after the fall of Athens, but she had definitely lost its economic power.

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