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Live auction - bgr_554560 - BITHYNIA - KALCHEDON Drachme

BITHYNIA - KALCHEDON Drachme AU/XF
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 357-340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chalcédoine, Bithynie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Weight : 3,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire légèrement décentré au droit mais très beau taureau. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Taureau à gauche placé sur un épi de blé tourné à gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un caducée.
Obverse legend : KALC/ [(TU)].
Obverse translation : (Chalcédoine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite granuleux.

Commentary


Sur notre exemplaire, nous ne pouvons pas déceler le symbole placé devant le taureau.

Historical background


Bithynia - CHALCEDON

(Fourth century BC)

Chalcedon Megarian colony was founded in the seventh century BC on the Asian coast of the Propontis opposite Byzantium. Following the campaign in Thrace Cimon, Chalcedon between the Delian League and remained there until 413 BC The city later passed under the Spartan domination. After the battle of Cnidus in 394 BC, won by Conon, she opposed Sparta. After the Peace of the Great King in 387 BC (Antalcidas), she passed under Persian rule before allying with Thebes in 364 BC At the time of Alexander's invasion, the city remained faithful to Darius III and Alexander recognized as 330 BC.

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