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Aegina, Saronic Islands, Greece, c. 525 - 475 B.C.
"Greek Turtles" minted on the island of Aegina were most likely the first coins struck in Europe. They were popular in their own time and accepted for payment far from the island. Because they were the first European coin type and because they are attractive and interesting, the "Greek Turtle" is considered a "must have" by many ancient coin collectors.
SH88170. Silver stater
, HGC 6
433 (S); Meadows Aegina
, Group IIc; Asyut
Group VI; SNG Cop
503; SNG MŁnchen
-, BMC Attica
-, VF, lightly toned
, granular surfaces, Aigina (Aegina
) mint, weight
11.672g, maximum diameter
19.8mm, c. 525 - 475 B.C.; obverse
sea-tortoise (Chelone Caouana) or common loggerhead turtle of the Mediterranean, narrow collar at the top and row of six dots down the middle the ridge of the shell; reverse incuse
square of ďUnion JackĒ ("proto-skew") pattern; ex CNG e-sale 433, lot 69; scarce
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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