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FORVM Chersonesos Thrace Silver Hemidrachm 400-338 BC Lion Forepart / Amphora, est $36
Item Number : 72592
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$0.99
Current Bid$14.89   # of Bids6  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
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Started10/5/2019 11:19:01 PM EST   
Ends11/4/2019 8:00:00 PM EST   
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Description
Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.

MA93708. Silver hemidrachm, McClean 4121; BMC Thrace p. 186, 48; HGC 3 1437; SNG Cop -; SNG Berry -; Weber -, F, tight flan, scratches, Chersonesos (Sevastopol, Ukraine) mint, 2.127 grams, 12.4 mm, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; obverse lion forepart right, head turned back left, tongue protruding; reverse quadripartite incuse with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, pellet over X in one sunken quarter, amphora in the opposite sunken quarter; estimated value: $36.00

Chersonesos is Greek for `peninsula` and several cities used the name. The city in Thracian Chersonesos (the Gallipoli peninsula) that struck these coins is uncertain. The coins may have been struck at Cardia by the peninsula as a league, or perhaps they were struck by lost city on the peninsula named Chersonesos. Chersonesos was controlled by Athens from 560 B.C. to 338 B.C., aside from a brief period during this time when it was controlled by Persia. It was taken by Philip II of Macedonia in 338 B.C., Pergamon in 189 B.C., and Rome in 133 B.C. It was later ruled by the Byzantine Empire and then by the Ottoman Turks.




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