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Stater of Gortyna with Europa in tree

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Obverse: Europa seated in tree, to right; left hand is placed on back of eagle with outstretched wings, right hand raises peplos above head. Border of dots. Reverse: Bull to left, looking back.


By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for $ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 431–300 B.C.


Gortyna, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 116.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.55 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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