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Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 290 - 271 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.
GB68835. Bronze AE 12, BCD Euboia
207 var. (legend
Emission 41a var. (same), HGC 4
1489 var. (same), SNG Cop
-, BMC Central
-, aF, Chalkis mint, weight
2.210g, maximum diameter
12.4mm, c. 290 - 271 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, XΛA (sic) above right, kerykeion
(control symbol) right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "C.C. Dec. 88, 2000 drs."; $29.00
Catalog current as of Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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