Greece, Crete, Gortyna, Stater ca. 330-270 BC, ex collection Photiadis Pacha (1890)


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Greece. Crete. Gortyna. Stater, ca. 330-270 BC. 11.63 g.; 32.7 mm.
Europa seated right within tree branches // Bull standing right, head reverted. Le Ridier, Monnaies crétoises, 14b (this specimen).

Pierced, otherwise attractive piece in good very fine with charming toning.
This impressive specimen has been overstruck on an issue of Phaistos.

Provenance Details

Ex Collection Photiadis Pacha (died 1892), Governor of Crete, Auction M.H. Hoffmann, Paris 19th May 1890, lot n°1273 (non illustrated).
Specimen reproduced in the corpus of Le Rider (1966)

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