Dichalkon: coin of ancient Greek city-state Olbia (400-90 BC)

DICHALKON: COIN OF ANCIENT GREEK CITY-STATE OLBIA (MODERN UKRAINE)

Dichalkon (δίχαλκον), 360-350 BC: ancient Greek city-state Olbia

Dichalkon (δίχαλκον), 360-350 BC: city-state Olbia

Ancient Greek city-state Olbia (modern village of Parutyne on the shore of the Southern Bug, Ukraine).

Olbian coin with an archer on the reverse and the bust of the Tyche (the goddess of chance, fortune, providence and fate) on the obverse.

The inscriptions on the coin are lost (theoretically, it should be a legend "ОΛВIO").

  • Bronze: 4.41 g
  • Reference price: 11$

COIN DICHALKON (DICHALKOUS) — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. OLBIA (400-90 BC): dichalkon = 2 chalkoi = ¼ obol
  2. PANTIKAPAION (320-30 BC): dichalkon = 2 chalkoi = ¼ obol
  3. CHERSONESOS (350 BC - 170 AD): dichalkon = 2 chalkoi = ¼ obol...
...AND MANY OTHER ISSUERS — ancient Greek city-states in Europe, Asia and Africa.

The name of the dichalkon coin comes from a Greek "δίχαλκον" — twice as much as a chalkon (chalkous) coin.