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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 right, looking back. Below, fish (?).

Provenance

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.

Mint

Gortyna, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 117.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.43 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

57.729

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins