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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
, c. 369 - 330 B.C.; obverse
forepart of goat right, AIΓI around, all within laurel wreath
bound above; ex CNG, ex BCD Collection
with his round tag; $90.00
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 26, 2018.
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