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Home > Catalog > |Featured Collections| > |BCD Collection| > GB68820
Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 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.
GB68820. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1487 ff., Fair, Chalkis mint, weight 2.401g, maximum diameter 12.4mm, c. 338 - 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, head of grain right(?), XAΛ above or right(?); ex BCD with his tag noting, "Euboia, Chalcis, B.C. 369-313 and later. Grose McClean, 5683, 2me groupe. / Procured near Thebes, 1' 2.40"; SOLD


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