Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XXVAuction date: 22 September 2022
Lot number: 243

Price realized: 4,000 GBP   (Approx. 4,506 USD / 4,590 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

Islands off Attica, Aegina AR Stater. Circa 470-440 BC. Sea turtle, head in profile, with 'T' design in pellets on shell; c/ms: tunny fish tail and winged sphinx seated facing(?) / Large square incuse with skew pattern. Meadows, Aegina, Group IIIa; Milbank Period III, pl. I, 15; Gulbenkian 523; Jameson 1199; SNG Copenhagen 507; HGC 6, 435. 12.25g, 23mm.

Near Extremely Fine.

From the Paulo Leitão Collection;
Privately purchased from Numismatica Ars Classica AG.

The unusual 'skew pattern' design of the incuse punch seen on the reverse of the staters of Aegina continues to be used in the modern state of Greece as the logo of the widely-known Alpha Bank.

Estimate: 2000 GBP