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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Greece > Peloponnesos > GB85811
Aegira, Achaea, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 369 - 330 B.C.
The symbol of Aegira is the goat. The city supposedly adopted the symbol and its name after goats saved it from an attack. When the Sikyonian army was about to invade, the inhabitants gathered goats. They tied torches to their horns and at night lit the torches and released the herd. The invaders believed the city was receiving an allied force and turned back. In 370, the inhabitants of Aegae left their city and most settled in Aegira.
GB85811. Bronze AE 14, BCD Peloponnesos 394; BMC Peloponnesus p. 17, 2; Traite 829 & pl. CCXXIII, 1, F, near black patina, scrapes, marks, Aegira mint, weight 1.556g, maximum diameter 13.8mm, die axis 180o, c. 369 - 330 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse forepart of goat right, AIΓI around, all within laurel wreath bound above; ex CNG, ex BCD Collection with his round tag; $80.00

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