AEGINA SILVER STATER – BOLDLY STRUCK SEA TURTLE WITH TWO OVERLAPPING FIGURAL COUNTERMARKS – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK COIN (Inv. 14772)
ISLAND OF AEGINA. Ca.480-457 BC.
Silver Stater, 12.29 g, 23 mm.
Obv. Sea turtle, its beaked head turned left, with trefoil collar on top of shell and T-design of dots on its back.
Rev. Skew incuse punch.
Meadows, Aegina, Group IIIa; Milbank Period III, pl. I, 15; HGC 6, 435.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 5/2/1994, lot 183.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, “countermarks”, “Ex Gorny 67 (5/1994, 183)” pedigree noted on holder. Exceptionally, the coin bears two overlapping countermarks on the back of the shell, one with an old head (satyr ?) and the other with a youthful head (Apollo ?).