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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)


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.


Chalkis, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.85 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins