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Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Weight: 3.564 g (0.13 oz.)
Die axis: 1
Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.972
On the reverse is Chalkis’s 3-letter abbreviation ΧΑΛ (CHAL).
Minted after a period of Athenian domination, this coin from Chalkis features two traditional symbols of its home island Euboia: a female head and an eagle battling a snake. What distinguishes this issue from earlier types, however, are the smooth, rounded face and deep-set eyes of the woman on the obverse, who may represent the goddess Euboia herself.
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