Coin of Knossos and Gortyna with Europa on bull
about 220 B.C.
Mint: Crete, Knossos and Gortyna
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.98 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bull left carrying Europa with her veil billowing.
Below, two dolphins.
Border of rays.
Reverse: Square labyrinth.
Inscription in Greek. Star between the letters [KN] (?).
By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour