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Live auction - bgr_409490 - AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Drachme

AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Drachme XF
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:11:35
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 510-490 AC
Mint name / Town : Égine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Weight : 5,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire en bon état pour un monnayage souvent fruste. Légèrement décentré sur le bas de la tortue au droit. Très joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XIX, n° 84 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux en “ailes de moulin”.

Commentary


La drachme est en fait beaucoup plus rare que le statère.

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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