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A holed silver coin of Chalkis in Euboia showing an eagle grappling a snake. Coin Type: Holed silver drachm of Chalkis in Euboia, 340-294 BCE
Size and Weight: 14mm x 17mm, 3.36g
Obverse: Head of Hera (?) right, hair rolled, wearing ear-ring.
Reverse: Eagle flying right, carrying a snake in its talons and beak. A coil of the snake is wrapped around the tail of the eagle.
Λ A X expected below the eagle, but off the flan on this specimen.
Ref: GCV 2483; SNG Copenhagen 432.
Provenance: petcatchris (eBay), October 2007
BW Ref: 001 035 118
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