Coin of Knossos with head of Zeus (or Minos)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200–67 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Knossos

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.07 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.767

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus or Minos right.
Reverse: Square labyrinth.
In field, Triton (?).
Inscription in Greek.

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