Cherronesos (Thrace) — A settlement in Thrace
Chersonesos or Cherronesos simply means 'peninsula', and there are more than 20 ancient Greek cities known under that name.

Thracian Cherronesos, which today is called the Gallipoli peninsula and is part of Turkey, is the peninsula in the northeast Aegean Sea on which the cities of Kardia/Cardia and Lysimachia were situated. The spellings seen most commonly are "Cherronesos," "Chersonesos," and "Chersonese."

Earlier Thracian Cherronesos coins are broadly attributed to Thracian Cherronesos while later ones are attributed more specifically to Kardia/Cardia, those that include the name of this city in the inscription.

Kardia was founded as a colony of Miletos in the late seventh century BC. Cherronesos hemidrachms may have been minted in Kardia or by a confederation of cities and towns within the peninsula Cherronesos.

Modern location: Gallipoli, Turkey
(1) Cherronesos
An AR Hemidrachm | Triobol struck 386 - 338 BC in Cherronesos (Thrace)
Obverse: Forepart of lion right, head reverted

Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square with alternating raised and sunken quarters; pellet in one sunken quarter, wreath in the opposite

Diameter: 13 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.09 g
No notes for this coin
McClean 4076-7; HGC 3, 1437
An AR Hemidrachm struck 400-350 BC in Cherronesos (Thrace)
Obverse: forepart of lion right, head turned back

Reverse: quatripartite incuse square, grain ear in one section, X· in other

Diameter: 12 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.25 g
No notes for this coin
McClean 4103 var (dot over E)