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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Bithynia| > SH35346
Kalchedon, Bithynia, c. 340 - 320 B.C.
|Bithynia|, |Kalchedon,| |Bithynia,| |c.| |340| |-| |320| |B.C.|, The position of Chalcedon, on the eastern shore of the Bosporus, was not as favorable as that of Byzantion on the opposite side. The Persian Megabazus (Herod. iv. 144) said the founders of Chalcedon must have been blind, for Chalcedon was settled seventeen years before Byzantium; and the settlers, we must suppose, had the choice of the two places.
SH35346. Silver siglos, SNG BM 112; SNGvA 482; SNG Cop 348; BMC Pontus p. 124, 4; HGC 7 517, gVF, off-center, Kalchedon (Kadikoya District, Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 5.307g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse KAΛX, bull standing left atop ear of grain; reverse quadripartite incuse square of mill-sail pattern, pebbled texture within incuse areas; SOLD











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