Hemidrachm of Gortyna with head of Zeus (or Minos)
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
2nd–1st century B.C.
Mint: Crete, Gortyna
Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Filleted head of Zeus or Minos right.
Overstruck, with traces of original coin below neck.
Reverse: Naked male figure advancing left, head facing, holding shield in right hand, spear in left.
In field at left: A Inscription in Greek in right field.
By 1968: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, March 13, 1968
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour