hemidrachm from Megalopolis I posted earlier this year, but I had been on the lookout for another addition to this part of the collection for quite a while. That new addition came in the form of this beautiful drachm. Without further ado: Euboea, city of Chalkis. AR Drachm (338-308 BC). Head of the nymph Chalkis right / XAL (retrograde), eagle facing, head right, holding serpent in beak and claws; [Z]H monogram to left. Picard emission 8, BCD 137. While doing some late-night procrastinating the night before the auction, I found myself looking for die-matches to this coin. Suddenly I came across a CNG listing that simply looked too familiar! Turns out it was sold in the CNG shop for significantly more than starting price of the lot in this auction. But more importantly, a couple of additional provenances were listed; turns out it is ex BCD, who in turn got it from the collection of William P. Wallace, a well-known expert in Euboean coinage. There are quite a few Euboean coins out there with the same line of provenance, so possibly a decent chunk of Wallace’s collection went directly to BCD? Does anybody have any additional information on this? Sadly no tags were included (If it ever had a BCD tag, it has now gone missing I am afraid), so all I have to go by is the CNG listing. Anyhow, should I not have been convinced to bid on it already, I sure would have been now! As soon as the catalogue for this local auction fell on the doormat, my eyes were immediately drawn to it; subsequent in-hand viewing decisively confirmed that fact. Besides the fantastic toning, the lovely portrait and the captivating imagery on the reverse, there was one additional reason why I really wanted it. Two years ago I was lucky enough to be able to go on a holiday to the wonderful island of Euboea (Evia), visiting several of the amazing sites across the island. This coin will now serve as a tangible reminder of that fantastic holiday and visit to Chalkis (or Halkida, as it transliterated nowadays). Anyhow, super stoked with this new addition! Please post any of your coins from Chalkis or from the lovely island of Euboea below!