Coin - Drachm, Chalcis, Euboea, 340-294 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2142

A silver drachma coin issued by the city of Chalcis on the island of Euboea in the peroiod 340-294 BC

Reference: BMC. Central Greece p. 111, No. 61
Sear Vol.1 p. 232 No. 2483
Die Axis: 09
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.406 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: eagles
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Euboea
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 340-294 BC
Denomination: Drachm
Obverse Description: Female head (Hera?) facing right
Reverse Description: Eagle flying to right with snake in beak and claws
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Eretria, Euboea, Ancient Greek States, (340 BC - 294 BC)
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.22. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Lincoln of London for 2s.
References: BMC. Central Greece p. 111, No. 61
Sear Vol.1 p. 232 No. 2481-2483
  1. [Book], Barclay Head, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece, British Museum, London, 1884, 111 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  3. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1978, 232 Pages

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