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Aegina stater (Obv)


ISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. AR Stater (17mm, 12.27gm). Land tortoise with segmented shell. Milbank pl. II, 12; SNG Copenhagen 516. EF, well centered and well struck, high relief, lightly toned Ex: Leu 79; October 2000 Edward J. Waddell; October 2011

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Yes, Mark, it has a really thick flan, which is only 17mm in diameter. The turtle is very well-centered, and there aren't any edge cracks, either, which is unusual for the type. The reverse deposits are much less prominent in person, too. It has quickly become one of my favorites.



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Thanks, Clay. I've waited a long time to get one.






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