Islands off Attica, Aegina, Silver Stater

Item Reference: C201006436 Reserved Share
Islands off Attica, Aegina. Silver Stater, c. 470/65 – 445/40 BC. Obverse: Sea turtle with beaded shell, beaked head facing left. Reverse: Incuse skew pattern. (HGC 6, 435; Meadows, Group…
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Description

Islands off Attica, Aegina.

Silver Stater, c. 470/65 – 445/40 BC.

Obverse: Sea turtle with beaded shell, beaked head facing left.
Reverse: Incuse skew pattern.

(HGC 6, 435; Meadows, Group IIIa).

Good Very Fine. Flan split. Suberb turtle.

12.13g.

Silver staters from Aegina were some of the first coins minted in a Greek city state. A significant power in the Mediterranean, the turtle represented Aegina’s naval strength and trading prowess.

Specification

Periodc. 470/65 - 445/40 BC
Datec. 470/65 - 445/40 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Stater

Country

Mainland Greece and the Islands

Coin House

Aegina

Metal

Silver

ReferencesHGC 6, 435; Meadows, Group IIIa
Weight12.13 g

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