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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.2023
Title
Stater of Gortyna, Crete
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
300 - 280/70 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Crete, Gortynai (Crete)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170542
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.47 g
Die Axis
4
Denomination
stater
Provenance
J. Schulman 231, 6 March 1958 lot 3683
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Le Rider p. 78 no.64; Svoronos 72
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.2023
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Tree goddess (Europa) seated in a tree, naked to the waist, lifting up her garment over her shoulder with her r. hand; in front of her eagle with open wings hovering.
Reverse: Bull standing to r. with head turned back.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

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