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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. Overstruck, with traces of original coin below neck. Reverse: Naked male figure advancing left, head facing, holding shield in right hand, spear in left. In field at left: A Inscription in Greek in right field. (see media screen for Greek...

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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: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.49

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins