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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Other Macedonia| > SH58584
Chalkidian League, Macedonia, 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.
SH58584. Silver tetrobol, SNG ANS 517; SNG Cop 238; BMC Macedonia p. 68, 15; SGCV I 1425, Choice VF, Olynthos mint, weight 2.414g, maximum diameter 14.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 430 - 420 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left, ∆ behind; reverse XAΛKI∆EΩN, kithara, squared legend around, all within a linear square border inside a shallow square incuse; ex Ralph Demarco; scarce; SOLD


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