4th century bc silver thracian chersonesus hemidrachm lion ngc extremely fine
CLASSICAL GREEK CIVILIZATIONTHRACIAN CHERSONESE (MODERN DAY GALLIPOLI PENNISULA OF TURKEY)FOURTH CENTURY BC SILVER HEMIDRACHM CERTIFIED BY NGC EXTREMELY FINE STRIKE: 5/5 SURFACE: 4/5 OBVERSE: FOREPART OF A MANED LION REGAURDANT. REVERSE: BIPARTITE INCUSE WITH MONOGRAMS IN 2 OF THE FOUR DIVIDED FIELDS. CONTAINS 2.4231GRAMS OF SILVER 13 MM IN DIAMETER THE CHERSONESOS WAS FOUNDED IN THE EIGHTH CENTURY BC BY SETTLERS FROM THRACE. THEY FOUNDED 12 CITIES. IN THE SEVENTH CENTURY BC ATHENS FOUNDED A MAJOR COLONY AND FORTIFIED THE PENNISULA UNTIL THE PERSIAN CONQUEST IN 493 BC. AFTER THE DEFEAT OF PERSIA BY ATHENS, THE CHERSONESE WAS AGAIN UNDER ATHENIAN RULE, AND A MEMBER OF THE DELIAN LEAGUE EXCEPT FOR BRIEF SPARTAN HEGEMONY DURING THE PELOPONESSIAN WAR. THE 4TH CENTURY, THE TIME IN WHICH THIS COIN WAS STRUCK, SAW A BITTER RIVALRY OVER CONTROL OF THIS STRATEGIC GREEK FOOTHOLD IN ASIA BETWEEN ATHENS AND KING PHILIP II OF MACEDON. THE LAND WAS CEDED TO PHILIP II, FATHER OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT, IN 338 BC, AND BECAME A PART OF THE KINGDOM OF MACEDON. You can arrange pickup from our Fort Lauderdale storefront locationOur business hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm ESTPlease ask any questions with concerns before bidding / making a purchase.Florida Sales Tax applicable to invoice totals under $500 of non legal tender USA coins and currency.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & DELIVERYDue to increase in postage rates and loss of first class packages we are now strictly shipping via Priority mail as it is more secure and traceable all the way to your door.Import taxes and duties are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. We cannot declare any package as a "gift", ”sample”etc.We now ship solely via USPS Priority Mail International or Fedex International foryour additional tracking and security and ensure delivery to customs.Delivery times could get delayed to as much as 4 weeks depending on customs conditions.It is the buyer's responsibility to check with your country's customs office todetermine what these additional costs (if any) will be prior to bidding or buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. They are not additional shipping charges by RareCoinCollector.
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