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Live auction - bgr_756198 - AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère

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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 8 410 €
Maximum bid : 8 410 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:16:46
bidders : 12 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 457-456 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,26 g.
Rarity : R1
slab NGC
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle. Tortue de toute beauté, de haut relief avec tout les détails visibles. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC XF* (Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5) Avec son certificat d'exportation de bien culturel n°225111 délivré par le ministère français de la Culture


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tortue marine à carapace légèrement échancrée et ornée de globules disposés en T, vue de dessus.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux divisé en cinq compartiments.

Historical background


(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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