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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.
GB68834. Bronze AE 13, BCD Euboia
Emission 44a; BMC Central
p. 113, 76; HGC 4
1490 (S); SNG Cop
-, aF, well centered
, Chalkis mint, weight
1.605g, maximum diameter
12.7mm, c. 245 - 196 B.C.; obverse
diademed and draped bust
facing slightly to right, diadem ornamented with discs and dangling fillets; reverse eagle
flying right, carrying snake in its talons, XAΛ above, herm (control symbol) right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "From the Peirese auction of 25 Nov. 1995, part
of lot 81, the lot of 67 pcs. for FF 1200+12%."; second anonymous auction tag with lot number 759, dated 13-1-70; $28.00
Catalog current as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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