This stunning ultra high relief coin has its beginnings to a coin that was struck over 2500 years ago! The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable.
Due to their stunning motif and high relief, classic Aeginetic coins featuring the tortoise are considered to be among the most beautiful coins struck in antiquity. Smartminting® enables us for the very first time since antiquity to recreate the incredible relief of these ancient coins.