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Live auction - bgr_356256 - EUBOEA - CHALCIS Drachme

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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:16:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 290 - 273/271 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chalcis, Eubée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,73 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait élégant d’Héra. Revers finement détaillé, en particulier sur les ailes de l’aigle. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Monnaies et Médailles (Bâle)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Héra à droite, les cheveux relevés et coiffés en chignon derrière la tête, avec collier et boucle d’oreille ; un globule dans le champ à droite.


Reverse description : Aigle volant à droite, terrassant un serpent qu’il tient dans son bec ; trophée dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : C-AL.


Poids léger.

Historical background

Evia - Chalkis

(Fourth century BC)

Chalcis seems to have entered the confederation Euboean to 375 BC with Eretria, and Histiaeus Carystos. In 357 BC the Theban Euboean league abandoned the alliance to get closer to Athens. After the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, Chalcis fell under Macedonian domination of Philip II. The city remained under Macedonian control, when it comes with Eretria in Koine philistine. 304, Demetrius, son of Antigonus conquered Euboea.

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