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Stater of Knossos with head of Hera

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Obverse: Head of Hera wearing a high stephanos, and facing to left. Reverse: Rectangular labyrinth, with inscription. (see media screen for inscription)


Sotheby Sale, Late Collector, 1900, pl. 6, no. 296 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1, 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 300–270 B.C.


Knossos, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1279.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.06 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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