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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Aegina| > SH87350
Aegina, Saronic Islands, Greece, c. 480 - 457 B.C.
The turtle coin type is considered a "must have" by many ancient coin collectors because Aegina was probably the first place in Europe to issue coinage.
SH87350. Silver stater, Meadows Aegina group IIIa; BMC Attica p. 132, 85; SNG Cop 507; SNG Delepierre 1524; SNG MŁnchen 548; Dewing 1658; HGC 6 435, VF, well centered, nice light toning, countermark or banker's mark on shell, bumps and scratches, small edge cracks, Aigina mint, weight 12.393g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 180o, c. 480 - 457 B.C.; obverse sea turtle, head in profile, collar with three arcs (trefoil collar), row of dots down the center of the shell and two additional dots below the collar (T-back type), countermark (fish?) on shell; reverse incuse square divided into five irregular shaped sunken compartments (large skew pattern); ex Hixenbaugh Ancient Art (New York), ex Dr. Arthur Ziegler Collection (1992); SOLD

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