Drachm of Gortyna with head of Zeus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
200–66 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Gortyna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1276.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.70 gm.

Accession Number

01.5511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate to right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bull prancing to right, head full-front, bearing Europa, who sits sideways upon him, draped, and holding her mantle in both hands, the mantle blown out by the wind.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund