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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Aegina| > GA28049
Aegina, Saronic Islands, Greece, c. 456 or 445 - 431 B.C.
Kraay, Archaic and Classical Greek Coins, 1976, p. 47, says the tortoise coins with segmented shell were probably introduced c. 456 BC, perhaps connected with the capture of Aegina by the Athenians in 457/456, or maybe in 445, when the Thirty Years Peace guaranteed Aegina's autonomy.
GA28049. Silver stater, SNG Delepierre 1787; SNG Cop 516; SNG MŁnchen 561; BMC Attica p. 137, 146; Kraay 127; Dewing 1683; Milbank pl. 2, 12; SGCV I 2600; HGC 6 437, Choice gVF, well struck with high relief, nice metal, toned, Aigina (Aegina) mint, weight 12.338g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, c. 456 or 445 - 431 B.C.; obverse land tortoise (Testudo marginata), shell segmented into 13 plates, seen from above, small countermark; reverse incuse square divided into five compartments by bands in a skew pattern; SOLD

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