Magnet – Turtle

Magnet depicting Chelone (turtle) Coin

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Magnet depicting Chelone (turtle) Coin, part of Leonidas Giannakopoulos artwork “Aegina’s Treasure”

The first silver Greek coin, the Chelone (turtle), was minted in Aegina in the 7th century B.C.. It weighed about 13 grams and it featured the relief of a turtle. Chelone was the new trading platform for Aegina, which was visited by merchants from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It was the first European common currency.

An artwork by Leonidas Giannakopoulos –

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Weight0.05 kg


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