Sea Turtles of Aegina Drachm Coin
Aegina/Aigina Drachm (Greek coin 5th century BC)
Loggerhead sea turtles of the Mediterranean are the same species found in the Caribbean.
During the 5th century BC, Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. The sea turtle coins from the once powerful, seafaring island of Aegina are some of the oldest coins in the world. These 'turtles' were the first coins struck in Europe.
- hot struck from 4-4.5g of 99.9 pure silver
- Just like the originals, each is hand struck, so allow for slight irregularity and variance from the photos
- Each coin shipped outside of Canada is marked discreetly with a tiny punch on the back making it a legal 'replica'