Aigai (Aeolis) — A settlement in Aeolis also known as Aegae
Aigai was an ancient Greek, later Roman (Ægæ, Aegae), city and bishopric in Aeolis.

It is mentioned by both Herodotus and Strabo as being a member of the Aeolian dodecapolis. It was also an important sanctuary of Apollo.

Initially the city was a possession of the Lydian Empire and later the Achaemenid Empire when it conquered the former. In the early third century BC it became part of the Kingdom of Pergamon. It changed hands from Pergamon to the Seleucid Empire, but was recaptured by Attalus I of Pergamon in 218 BC.

In 129 BC the Kingdom of Pergamon became part of the Roman Empire. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 17 AD and received aid for reconstruction from emperor Tiberius.

Modern location: Near the modern village of Yuntdağı Köseler, Turkey
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An AE unit struck 200-1 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: helmeted head of Athena right

Reverse: naked Zeus standing half right holding eagle and scepter; AIΓAEΩN, (APE) (TAP) / (ΠAΩ)

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 5.24 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 13 S96,13; SNG KOP 21 8; SNG AUL 1597; SNG TÜBINGEN 2681
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An AE unit struck 300-200 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: goat head right

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g

- AE 3 views 3rd century BC

SNGvA 1593; BMC Troas p. 95, 6-8 var. (with ethnic)
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An AE unit struck 400-300 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Head of goat right

Diameter: 9 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.03 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1593
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An AE unit struck 400-300 BC in Aigai (Aeolis)
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Head of goat right

Diameter: 8 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 1.06 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1593