Drachm: Female Head (obverse); Eagle (reverse)

337–308 BCE
Diameter: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Weight: 3.564 g (0.13 oz.)
Location: not on view
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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.
Drachm: Female Head (obverse); Eagle (reverse)

Drachm: Female Head (obverse); Eagle (reverse)

337–308 BCE

Greek, minted at Chalkis (Euboia)

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