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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Aegina| > GA91477
Aegina, Saronic Islands, Greece, 550 - 456 B.C.
|Aegina|, |Aegina,| |Saronic| |Islands,| |Greece,| |550| |-| |456| |B.C.|, Aegina was probably the first place in Europe to issue coinage. As the first European coin, the turtle type is considered a "must have" by many ancient coin collectors.
GA91477. Silver obol, Milbank pl. I, 7; HGC 6 450 (S); BMC Attica p. 135, 115; SNG Cop 511; SNG Delepierre 1530; Weber 3616, F, dark old cabinet toning, light marks, tiny edge split, Aegina mint, weight 0.692g, maximum diameter 8.0mm, 550 - 456 B.C.; obverse sea turtle with smooth shell and row of dots down the middle; reverse incuse punch, five compartments divided by broad bars into a skew pattern; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; scarce; SOLD











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