Stater of Gortyna with Europa in tree

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
431–300 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Gortyna

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 116.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.55 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

57.728

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Europa seated in tree, to right; left hand is placed on back of eagle with outstretched wings, right hand raises peplos above head.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bull to left, looking back.

Provenance

By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for
$ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour