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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Crete| > GS77556
Gortyna, Crete, 4th Century B.C.
|Crete|, |Gortyna,| |Crete,| |4th| |Century| |B.C.|, Gortyna in the southern part of central Crete, rivaled Cnossus in wealth and importance. A Gortynian decree of the third or second century B.C. required, under a penalty, the use of "the bronze money which the city has put in circulation," and established a fine to be paid by any one who "accepts in payment silver obols."
GS77556. Silver drachm, Svoronos Crete p. 161, 32, pl. XIII, 6; McClean II 7111; SNG Cop -; BMC Crete -; Seager -; Weber -, aVF, overstruck, Gortyna mint, weight 5.102g, maximum diameter 22.9mm, 4th century B.C.; obverse head and neck of bull right, head turned slightly facing, round object to right from undertype; reverse head Persephone right, wearing wreath of grain and cross-folded taenia, rosette-shaped ear ornament and necklace, part of dotted square border from undertype, concave field; ex Gorny & Mosch auction 233 (6 Oct 2015), part of lot 3109; SOLD










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