Coin of Knossos and Gortyna with Europa on bull

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Knossos and Gortyna

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.98 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.766

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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] (?).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour