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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Euboia| > GB68835
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 error), Picard 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 of Hera 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."; SOLD

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