ISLANDS off ATTICA. Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC.
AR Stater. Land tortoise with segmented shell / Large incuse square of a heavy skew pattern.
Aegina was an important trading state in the Greek World. It was eclipsed by Athens after the Persian Wars and was captured by the Athenians in 456 B.C., and soon after, the inhabitants were expelled from the island.
Aegina was the first Greek state to create coinage.
Diameter: 24 mm
Silver-plated, made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.