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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Euboia| > GB68813
Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 245 - 196 B.C.
|Euboia|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |245| |-| |196| |B.C.|, Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks 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.
GB68813. Bronze AE 14, BCD Euboea 214 [Note: BCD identified this coin as Picard emission 45 (lyre, rare), it isn't clear to us], HGC 4 1490 (S), Fair, Chalkis mint, weight 1.380g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, 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 and lyre control symbol right; ex BCD with his tag noting, "Euboea, Chalcis, 3e group, 45 (lyre) / Mid 90's ex central Greece, SFr. 20-"; rare; SOLD











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