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Stater of Gortyna with seated Europa

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Obverse: Europa seated right in tree, left hand extended among branches. She wears a long girdled chiton with short sleeves. Reverse: Bull right with head turned back.

Provenance

By date unknown: Purchased by MFA for $ 125.00

Credit Line

William Alfred Paine Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–400 B.C.

Mint

Gortyna, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1275.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.20 gm.

Accession Number

31.969

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins