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Live auction - bgr_578413 - AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère

AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère VF
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bgr_578413
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 520-500 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égine, Aegina
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Weight : 12,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Tortue bien venue à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de la maison Platt (1979)

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


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La mythologie attribuait la création de la monnaie grecque continentale à Phidion d'Argos au VIIe siècle avant J.-C. En réalité, le début de la fabrication des espèces pour les tortues éginétiques ne commencerait pas avant la seconde moitié du VIe siècle avant J.-C. Le monnayage d'Égine se décompose en deux grandes phases, différenciées par l'utilisation de la tortue marine avant 457 avant J.-C. et de la tortue terrestre après cette date. Notre statère appartient à une des premières émissions : au droit, la tortue est encore archaïque et n'a pas d'écailles sur le haut de sa carapace ; au revers, le carré creux en "aile de moulin" caractéristique des premières émissions.

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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