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Hemidrachm of Gortyna with head of Zeus (or Minos)

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Obverse: Filleted head of Zeus or Minos right. Reverse: Male figure seated left on rock, head facing front, wearing tunic to waist, quiver behind left shoulder, holding bow and arrow in left hand. At right: B Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1968: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, March 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Mint

Gortyna, Crete

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 3.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.48

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins