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Greece, Isl. of Aegina Silver Stater (c.457-350 BC) - obv. Tortoise/rv. Incuse NGC Ch. VF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)

Greece, Isl. of Aegina Silver Stater (c.457-350 BC) - obv. Tortoise/rv. Incuse NGC Ch. VF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)
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Why add this Ancient Greek Stater from the Island of Aegina to your collection?

Aegina is a Greek Island located in the Saronic Gulf. Located between the Attic and Peloponnese peninsulas, the island's wealth as a city-state in ancient times was based upon trade and maritime power. The city-state issued its first Aeginetic stater in approximately 700 BC, representing the first coinage struck in Europe. Those first coins carried the image of a sea turtle, in honor of Aegina's strong dependence on the sea. In the fifth century BC, imagery was modified to depict a land tortoise.

  • This Silver Land Tortoise Stater was struck in the ancient Greek city-state of Aegina.
  • The remarkably sculptural coin was minted more than 2,000 years ago, c.457-350 BC.

Impressive Land Tortoise Design

Obverse: A land tortoise with a segmented shell is depicted on the obverse. The earliest coin producing Greek city-states of Athens, Corinth and Aegina each struck a unique identifying symbol onto their coinage.

Reverse: An incuse punch comprised of an array of five geometric shapes is featured on the reverse.

Choice Very Fine Ancient Greek Silver Stater

This Silver Stater from the ancient Greek Island of Aegina, struck c.457-350 BC, was submitted to NGC Ancients, the ancient coin experts of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, for review. The coin was judged to be in Choice Very Fine (Ch. VF) condition, which is comparable to a Sheldon scale grade of 30-35. Also awarded the additional ancient coin grade of 4/5 for both sharpness of strike and surface quality, the coin will feature nearly complete design details and traces of original mint luster. The coin is presented in a labeled, sonically sealed NGC protective holder.

This superbly struck c.457-350 BC Greek Island of Aegina Silver Stater will be a beautiful addition to your ancient coin collection!

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Year of Issue:457-350 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch. VF
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