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Euboia, Greece

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.Central Greece

Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|BCD| |Collection|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks 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.
GB68841. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1488 ff., F, weight 2.014 g, maximum diameter 12.6 mm, Chalkis mint, 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, tripod (control symbol) right; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written tag noting, "Euboea, Chalcis, 3e group, trepied (47) / From the Tom Cederlind FPL [fixed price list] 107, 20 Mar 1997, no. 57, total cost $100."; $36.00 SALE PRICE $32.40


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|BCD| |Collection|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks 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.
GB68817. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1488 ff., aF, weight 1.607 g, maximum diameter 12.2 mm, Chalkis mint, 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, bipennis (control symbol) right; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written tag; $35.00 SALE PRICE $31.50


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|BCD| |Collection|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks 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.
GB68857. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1488 ff., F, green patina, weight 1.911 g, maximum diameter 12.4 mm, Chalkis mint, 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, grapes (control symbol) right; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written tag; $32.00 SALE PRICE $28.80


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|BCD| |Collection|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks 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.
GB68845. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1488 ff., Fair, weight 2.024 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, Chalkis mint, 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, herm (control symbol) right; ex BCD Collection with his hand-written tag; $32.00 SALE PRICE $28.80


Chalkis, Euboia, Greece, c. 338 - 196 B.C.

|Euboia|, |Chalkis,| |Euboia,| |Greece,| |c.| |338| |-| |196| |B.C.||AE| |13|
Ancient Chalkis (also Khalks 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.
GB68816. Bronze AE 13, cf. HGC 4 1487 ff., aF, weight 1.859 g, maximum diameter 12.5 mm, Chalkis mint, 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 Collection with his handwritten tag noting, "Euboea, Chalcis / G/ni ex Central Greece, Feb 1999, SFr. 35-."; $26.00 SALE PRICE $23.40







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