Hemidrachm of Gortyna with head of Zeus (or Minos)

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


Mint: Crete, Gortyna

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 3.35 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

68.48

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Filleted head of Zeus or Minos right.
Reverse: Male figure seated left on rock, head facing front, wearing tunic to waist, quiver behind left shoulder, holding bow and arrow in left hand.
At right: B Inscription in Greek.

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