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    Chalcedon Or Callatis?

    MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AV stater (19mm, 8.43 gm, 12h). Late posthumous issue of Bithynia, Calchedon or Thrace, Callatis, ca. 250-225 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing triple crested Corinthian helmet decorated with coiled serpent / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ, Nike standing left, holding wreath in outstretched right hand and stylis over left shoulder, K and ATP monograms in upper and lower left fields. Price 913. Crisply struck from dies of pleasing style. NGC (as Calchedon) MS 5/5 - 4/5.

    Ex Nomos 8 (Zurich, 22 October 2013), lot 105. 

    Alexander the Great left such an enormous impact on the world that coins continued to be struck in his name for more than two centuries after his death. This gold stater, with types identical to those of the great conqueror, was issued nearly a century after his death by a city on the Black Sea, either Calchedon in Bithynia or Callatis in Thrace.  Recent research and analysis of find spots suggests Calchedon as the mint city, while the traditional attribution employed by Martin Price has been Callatis. 


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