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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Bithynia| > GS89052
Kalchedon, Bithynia, c. 340 - 320 B.C.
The position of Chalcedon, on the eastern shore of the Bosporus, was not as favorable as that of Byzantion on the opposite side. The Persian Megabazus (Herod. iv. 144) said the founders of Chalcedon must have been blind, for Chalcedon was settled seventeen years before Byzantium; and the settlers, we must suppose, had the choice of the two places.
GS89052. Silver half siglos, SNG BM 118; SNGvA 484; SNG Stancomb 14; BMC Pontus p. 124, 8; HGC 7 518, gF, toned, struck with a worn obverse die, Kalchedon (Kadikoya District, Istanbul, Turkey) mint, weight 2.806g, maximum diameter 15.0mm, c. 340 - 320 B.C.; obverse KAΛX, bull standing left on ear of grain right; reverse quadripartite incuse square of mill-sail pattern, stippled texture within incuse areas; $100.00










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