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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Crete| > GB38685
Phaistos, Crete, c. 320 - 270 B.C.
Phaistos has been inhabited since 4000 B.C. In Greek mythology, Talos (or Talon) was a giant winged man of bronze who protected Europa in Crete from pirates and invaders. He circled the island's shores three times daily.
GB38685. Bronze AE 18, Svoronos Crète 74; SNG Cop 520; BMC Crete p. 64, 27 - 28, F, Phaistos mint, weight 3.879g, maximum diameter 17.5mm, die axis 270o, c. 320 - 270 B.C.; obverse Talos advancing right, nude, hurling stone in his right hand, holding another in his left; reverse hound on the scent to right, ΦAIC/TIΩN in two lines, starting above, ending in exergue; rare; SOLD










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