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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Euboia| > GB68808
Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 245 - 196 B.C.
Ancient Chalkis (also KhalkŪs or Chalcis), in eastern Greece on the strait of Evripos near Athens, is today the capital of Euboea. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries B.C., Chalkis established colonies in Macedonia (giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.
GB68808. Bronze AE 13, BCD Euboia 217, HGC 4 1490 (S), aF, Chalkis mint, weight 2.168g, maximum diameter 13.2mm, c. 245 - 196 B.C.; obverse diademed and draped bust of Hera facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle flying right, carrying snake in its beak and talons, XAΛ above, wreath (control symbol) right; ex BCD with his tag noting, "Euboea, Chalcis, 3c group, 46B vor. (couronne)? [en hant, XVA] / Ex Hollcheck coll., May 77, 60 o.s., 11' 2.17"; also includes Hollcheck collection tag; $30.00 SALE |PRICE| $27.00


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