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Replica of silver stater, Aegina

Replica of silver stater, Aegina
Two sides of the Aegina silver stater. On the obverse sea turtle, on the reverse incuse square split in 5 sections.

The silver stater of Aegina depicts an incuse square divided into 5 sections. This is currently the Alpha Bank logo. It was the first silver coin to be used far beyond its area of issue, in the markets of the Mediterranean and the East. Aegina was the first city-state in the Greek world and in Europe to mint its own coins.

Learn more about the coin

  • Issuing authority: Aegina
  • Place: Attica
  • Nominal value: Stater
  • Dating: 479-456 BCE
  • Metal: Silver
  • Diameter: 20 mm
  • Weight: 8.25 g
  • Observe: Sea turtle. The dots decorating the turtle’s shell are arranged in a Τ-pattern.
  • Reverse: Incuse square with lines dividing it into 5 sections.
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