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Live auction - bgr_409641 - AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère

AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère VF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 08 November 2016 14:08:16
Type : Statère
Date: c. 470/465- 445/440 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 12,29 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré au droit. Tortue complète avec deux contremarques, une sur la carapace et l’autre, une étoile dans la partie supérieure droite. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Harlan J. Berk (avec son étiquette)

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Deux contremarques au droit. Le style du carré creux est épais au revers et ressemble plus aux carrés creux des premières tortues terrestres.

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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