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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.
GB68836. Bronze AE 14, cf. HGC 4 1487 ff., aF, Chalkis mint, weight 1.610g, maximum diameter 13.8mm, 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 talons, XAΛ above, uncertain control symbol right; ex BCD with his handwritten tag noting, "Mid 90's ex central Greece, SFr. 30.-"; SOLD
Catalog current as of Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
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