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Live auction - bgr_356117 - AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère

AEGINA - AEGINA ISLAND - AEGINA Statère AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 950 €
Maximum bid : 950 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:18:57
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 445-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Égine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Droit de haut relief avec une petite contremarque sur la carapace. Carré creux bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Contremarque au droit au centre de la carapace : un pentagramme pointé. La fabrication des “tortues” s’interrompit quand Athènes occupa Égine à partir de 431 avant J.-C. Quand la cité fut libérée en 404 avant J.-C., elle recouvra sa liberté et reprit la fabrication. Une contremarque sur le haut de la carapace au centre.

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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