Extremely Rare Roman Gold Chalcis Inscribed Ring, 3rd Century AD
Inscribed with intaglio text: ‘ΧΑΛΚΙΔΙ’ “(from the town) of Chalcis”
Chalcis or Chalkida is the main town of the island of Euboea, Greece. The town is mentioned in the Iliad (2.537) and was used by Antiochus III of Syria (192 BC) and Mithradates VI of Pontus (88 BC) as a base for their invasions of Greece. It was a commercial center under Roman rule.