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Chalkidian League, Olynthos, Macedonia, c. 432 - 348 B.C.
In 432 B.C. Olynthos broke away from Athens and, with several other cities, formed the Chalkidian league. In 393, Amyntas III of Macedonia temporally transferred territory to Olynthos when he was driven out of Macedonia by Illyrians. When he was restored and the league did not return his lands, he appealed to Sparta. Akanthos and Apollonia, also appealed to Sparta, claiming league membership was not voluntary but enforced at the point of a sword. After a long war, in 379 these cities were made "autonomous" subject allies of Sparta. Weakened by the division, the league was destroyed by Philip II of Macedon in 348 B.C.GS87687. Silver tetrobol, BMC Macedonia p. 68, 13; SNG ANS 537, SNG Cop 235; SNG Dreer 266, SNG Berry 22, VF, light toning, tight flan, lightly etched surfaces, weight 2.228 g, maximum diameter 14.9 mm, die axis 270o, Olynthos mint, c. 432 - 348 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right, circle of dots around; reverse XAΛKIAEΩN (clockwise from upper left), kithara (lyre) with seven strings, all within incuse; $240.00 (€204.00)
Eion, Macedonia, c. 500 - 480 B.C.
Published examples of this type are about twice the weight of this coin and identified as diobols and trihemiobols. Our coin might be an underweight diobol or trihemiobol, but the weight is closer to an obol.
Eion was only about 3 miles from Amphipolis and after the 5th century was merely a seaport of its large neighbor. The denomination is either a diobol or trihemiobol. The significance of the obversetype is not clear, but presumably makes reference to the characteristic fauna of the region at that time.GS86791. Silver diobol, SNG Cop 175; SNG ANS 277; BMC Macedonia p. 73, 5, VF, centered, porosity, edge crack, weight 1.033 g, maximum diameter 10.1 mm, die axis 0o, Eion mint, c. 500 - 480 B.C.; obverse goose standing right, left leg raised, head turned back, lizard left above; reverse mill-sail incuse square; $150.00 (€127.50)
Eion, Macedonia, c. 460 - 400 B.C.
Eion was only about three miles from Amphipolis and from the late 5th century onwards served merely as a seaport of its much larger neighbor. The denomination is variously described as a diobol or trihemiobol. The significance of the obversetype is not clear, but presumably makes reference to the characteristic fauna of the region at that time.GA85755. Silver trihemiobol, SNG ANS 281, SNG Berry 29, Klein 151, BMC Macedonia p. 75, 21, SNG Cop 180 corr. (says H below, none on plate); HGC 3.1 521, VF, well centered on a broad flan, etched and porous surfaces, edge cracks, weight 0.882 g, maximum diameter 12.1 mm, die axis 0o, Eion mint, c. 460 - 400 B.C.; obverse goose standing right, looking back, lizard above, no control letter; reverse quadripartite incuse square; $135.00 (€114.75)
Terone, Macedonia, c. 490 - 480 B.C.
"The site of the ancient city of Terone is located in the Chalkidike on the south-west coast of Sithonia. The site was occupied at various times from the third millennium BC until the nineteenth century A.D. Ancient literary sources refer to the occupation of the site from the archaic to the Hellenistic period. It was mentioned in the accounts in Thucydides of the siege by Brasidas in 424/3 and its recovery by the Athenians in 422." -- Nicholas Hardwick in "The Coinage of Terone from the Fifth to the Fourth Centuries BC" in Studies Price.GA88085. Silver 1/12 stater, cf. Hardwick group II, pl. 29, 7; HGC 3 710 (R2, grape bunch on side of oinochoe); SNG ANS 748 (1/6th stater); BMC Macedonia p. 107, 4 (same), VF, centered, nice toning, corrosion, weight 1.196 g, maximum diameter 11.1 mm, Terone (Toroni, Greece) mint, c. 490 - 480 B.C.; obverseoinochoe, handle on right; reverse quadripartite incuse square; ; very rare; $100.00 (€85.00)
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