Stater of Knossos with head of Hera
Late Classical Period
about 300–270 B.C.
Mint: Crete, Knossos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1279.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Hera wearing a high stephanos and facing to left.
Reverse: Rectangular labyrinth.
Spear point upwards at left and thunderbolt at right.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and below.
Sotheby Sale, Late Collector, 1900, pl. 6, no. 296 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1, 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund