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Euboia, separated from the mainland of Greece by the narrow Euripus channel, is the second largest Greek island, after Crete. It was an important source of grain and cattle. Euboia's two principal cities, Chalcis and Eretria, both were Ionian settlements from Attica. Their early importance is shown by their numerous colonies in Magna Graecia, Sicily, and Macedonia. In 490 B.C., Eretria was utterly ruined and its inhabitants transported to Persia. It was restored after the Battle of Marathon, but it never regained its former eminence. In 506 B.C., Athens defeated Chalcis, established 4,000 Attic settlers, and reduced the island to dependence. In 446 B.C., when Euboia endeavored to throw off the yoke, it was reduced by Pericles. In the north, the inhabitants of Histiaea were expelled and replaced by settlers. The Athenians recognized its importance, for supplying them with grain and cattle and, because of its proximity to the coast of Attica, for securing their commerce against piracy. In 410 B.C. the island regained its independence. After this Euboia took sides with other leading states, until, after the Battle of Chaeronea, it passed to Philip II of Macedon, and finally to Rome.
Histiaia, Euboia, Greece, 168 - 146 B.C.
NEW From the Errett Bishop Collection.
Histiaia, named after its patron nymph, commanded a strategic position overlooking the narrows leading to the North Euboian Gulf. In the Iliad, Homer describes the surrounding plain as "rich in vines." In the early 4th century B.C., Histiaia seems to have been largely under the control of Sparta until they joined the Second Athenian Confederacy in 376 - 375. The city appears to have become a member (for the first time) of the reconstituted league of Euboian cities in 340, but its allegiance during most of the 4th century seems to have vacillated between Athens and Macedonia.GB93815. Bronze AE 15, BCD Euboia 540; SNG Cop 547; BMC Central p. 135, 137; HGC 4 1532 (S), aVF, centered on a tight flan, mildly grainy surfaces, light earthen deposits, weight 4.181 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 90o, Histiaia (near Oreoi, Greece) mint, 168 - 146 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Histiaia right, rolled hair, wearing wreath of vine leaves and grapes, pendant earring and necklace; reverse IΣTIA−EΩN (counterclockwise), bunch of grapes on the vine, three monograms around; from the Errett Bishop Collection; very scarce; $150.00 (€138.00)
Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 308 B.C.
Khalkís, also Chalkis or Chalcis, is a city in eastern Greece, capital of the Aegean island department of Euboea (Évvoia), on the strait of Evripos near Athens. The ancient city, inhabited by Ionians, was an important commercial and industrial center. In the 8th and 7th centuries BC, Khalkís was a base for the establishment of colonies in Macedonia (there giving its name to the peninsula of Chalcidice) and in Sicily. It was successively thereafter an Athenian, a Macedonian, and a Roman possession.SH54910. Silver drachm, BCD Euboia 139, Picard emission 8; BMC Central p. 111, 61 ff., Choice gVF, nicely toned, weight 3.728 g, die axis 270o, Chalkis (Chalkida, Greece) mint, c. 338 - 308 B.C.; obverse head of Hera(?) right, hair rolled, wearing pendant earring and necklace; reverse eagle flying right, snake in beak and claws, concave field, monogram above, ΛAX below; ex Edward Gans (2/28/1968); SOLD
Macedonian Kingdom, Demetrius I Poliorketes, 306 - 283 B.C.
The bull's horns suggest Demetrius' relationship to Poseidon is the same as Alexander's to Zeus Ammon. The portrait is individualized, but evokes the image of Alexander. Demetrios was the first to assimilate elements of Alexander's deified portrait and the first living ruler to portray himself as a god on coins. SH55017. Silver tetradrachm, Newell 153; cf. SNG Alpha Bank 950 ff., SNG Berry 335 ff., SNG Ashmolean 3248 ff., SNG Munchen 1045 ff., SNG Cop 1176 ff. (different controls & mints), VF, weight 16.741 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 225o, Euboea, uncertain mint, c. 290 - 287 B.C.; obverse Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity, Poseidon; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram inner left; rare; SOLD
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