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Electronic Auction 516

Lot nuber 109

THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.42 g, 3h).

Electronic Auction 516
Lot: 109.
 Estimated: $ 150

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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THRACE, Chersonesos. Circa 386-338 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.42 g, 3h). Forepart of lion right, head left / Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet and uncertain monogram in one sunken quarter, pentagram [and pellet] in other. McClean –; BMC 38; HGC 3, 1437. Iridescent toning, minor test cuts on edge. Good VF.

Like many other Greek city-states, the city of Chersonesos was built on a site from which it could exploit the military or economic advantages of its location. Located on a peninsula extending from Europe into the Aegean on the west and the Dardanelles on the east, its name derives from the ancient Greek word for peninsula. Little is known about this city, apart from its coinage. Two cities grew up nearby. Of the one, Agora (Malagra?), little is known. The other, called Kallipolis, or “Beautiful City,” was made famous, first as the first foothold of the Ottoman advance into Europe, and later as Gallipoli, the site of the famous ANZAC invasion of 1916.

Closing Date and Time: 18 May 2022 at 10:36:00 ET.

All winning bids are subject to an 18% buyer’s fee.