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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Thrace & Moesia| > |Chersonesos| > MA93706
Chersonesos, Thrace, c. 400 - 338 B.C.
Chersonesos is Greek for 'peninsula' and several cities used the name. The city in Thracian Chersonesos (the Gallipoli peninsula) that struck these coins is uncertain. The coins may have been struck at Cardia by the peninsula as a league, or perhaps they were struck by lost city on the peninsula named Chersonesos. Chersonesos was controlled by Athens from 560 B.C. to 338 B.C., aside from a brief period during this time when it was controlled by Persia. It was taken by Philip II of Macedonia in 338 B.C., Pergamon in 189 B.C., and Rome in 133 B.C. It was later ruled by the Byzantine Empire and then by the Ottoman Turks.
MA93706. Silver hemidrachm, BMC Thrace p. 184, 27; SNG Dreer 112; HGC 3 1437; SNG Cop -; Weber -; McClean -, F, tight flan, light marks, tiny edge cut, Chersonesos (Sevastopol, Ukraine) mint, weight 1.493g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, c. 400 - 338 B.C.; obverse lion forepart right, head turned back left; reverse quadripartite incuse with alternating shallow and deeper sunken quarters, ? before AΓ ligature in one sunken quarter, salamander in the opposite sunken quarter; SOLD

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