Aegina 510-485BC Silver Stater Fair-Fine

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Aegina 510-485BC Silver Stater Fair-Fine

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A chunky silver issue, measuring approximately 19mm-21mm, we have just a few examples of this revered 2,500-year-old coin in Fine condition.

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Part of one of the most important, most historic series in numismatics, the Aegina Turtle Stater was struck from 510-485BC

The island-state of Aegina is thought to have issued the first coins in Europe, in about 700BC, with that first type being the Turtle Silver Stater.

Reflecting its status as a maritime power, Aegina chose the turtle for its coinage, and the Turtle Silver Stater rivaled the Athens Silver Owl as the 'international currency of antiquity'.

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Country of IssueGreece
Year of Issue510-485BC
MetalSilver
Metal Purity (%)99.90
GradeFair to Fine
Diameter (mm)19.00
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