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Coin of Knossos with head of Zeus (or Minos)

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Obverse: Head of Zeus or Minos right. Reverse: Square labyrinth. In field, Triton (?). Inscription in Greek. (see Media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200–67 B.C.

Mint

Knossos, Crete

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.07 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.767

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins