turtle coin rotating ring

Replica of a coin from the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. The Aeginetans were great traders and their 'turtle coins' are found abundantly in hoards all over the Greek speaking world.

After the Persian Wars, Aegina's commercial importance declined in the face of Athenian dominance. In the mid 5th century BC, possibly following the Athenian conquest of Aegina in ca 456BC, the turtle was replace by a tortoise, and coinage output was much reduced.

turtle coin rotating ring

SKU: JV-230
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  • diameter of the coin: 1.5cm

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