AR Hemidrachm. 2.26g, 13.7mm
MINTED: THRACE, Chersonesos (Cherronesos), circa 386-338 BC
REF: McClean 4060
OBVERSE: Forepart of a lion to right, head turned back to left.
REVERSE: Quadripartite incuse square with two raised and two sunken squares; AΓ monogram below pellet in one sunken quarter, pellet in the other.
Very Fine. Well-centered obverse device; light die rust.
Chersonesos is Greek for 'peninsula' and several cities used the name. The city in Thracian Chersonesos (the Gallipoli peninsula) that struck these coins is uncertain. The coins may have been struck at Cardia by the peninsula as a league, or perhaps they were struck by lost city on the peninsula named Chersonesos. Chersonesos was controlled by Athens from 560 BC to 338 BC, aside from a brief period during this time when it was controlled by Persia.
THRACE, Chersonesos . Circa 386-338 BC . AR Hemidrachm . Lion protome
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