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Live auction - bgr_517349 - EUBOEA - CHALCIS Drachme

EUBOEA - CHALCIS Drachme XF
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bgr_517349
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 338-308 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chalcis, Eubée
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Héra à droite, les cheveux relevés et coiffés en chignon derrière la tête, avec collier et boucles d’oreille.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle volant à droite, terrassant un serpent qu’il tient dans son bec ; une couronne sous la légende.
Reverse legend : C-AL.
Reverse translation : (Chalcis).

Commentary


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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