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Tetradrachm of Chalkis with eagle

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Obverse: Eagle flying to right with serpent in beak and claws; one wing is above, one below. Reverse: In incuse square a four spoked wheel with letters in three wheel openings, and in corner outside wheel. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 791); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 530–507 B.C.

Mint

Chalkis, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1018.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm.

Accession Number

04.828

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins