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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Aegina| > GA70105
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.
GA70105. Silver stater, SNG Delepierre 1784; 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, VF, high relief, flan crack, uneven toning, Aegina mint, weight 12.194g, maximum diameter 20.2mm, die axis 0o, c. 456 or 445 - 431 B.C.; obverse marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata), shell segmented into 13 plates, seen from above; reverse incuse square divided into five compartments by bands in a skew pattern; SOLD











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