Hemidrachm of Gortyna with head of Zeus (or Minos)

Greek
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Crete, Gortyna

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.49

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

By 1968: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, March 13, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour