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Ancient Coinage of Crete, Gortyna


[Svoronos 19v]

Gortyna, in south central Crete

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BMC 74Gortyna, Crete, AE12, 2.55 gr. cs. 200 - 67 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right with hair in thick locks down neck, border of dots / GOR above bull butting right, head facing. BMC 74; SNG Cop 454; Lindgren 1747.TextImage
Svoronos 16Crete. Gortyna AR Drachm. ca 450-425 BC. Bull reclining right, head reverted / Facing lion mask in shallow incuse square with linear square border. TextImage
Svoronos 19vCrete, Gortyna AR Drachm. ca 10080 BC. Bearded head of Zeus or Minos right, in taenia, F under neck truncation / GOPTYNIWN, nude Apollo seated three-quarters left on rock, quiver over shoulder, resting right hand on knee & holding bow in left, Z in right field. TextObvRev
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Svoronos 27Crete, Gortyna AR Stater. ca 350-330 BC. Europa seated left in pensive pose in plane tree / TSMVPOS (retrograde), bull reclining left, head reverted. Le Rider pl. xxvii, 7. TextImage
Svoronos 37Crete, Gortyna AR Drachm. ca 350-330 BC. Head of bull three quarters right / Head of Europa right, hair confined by ampyx & sphendone, outline of round die visible. TextImage
Svoronos 52Crete, Gortyna AR Stater. ca 320-270 BC. Europa seated right in tree, head resting on her left hand / Bull standing right, head reverted. Le Rider 4. TextImage
Svoronos 61Crete, Gortyna AR Stater. ca 320-270 BC. Europa seated right in tree, lifting her drapery with her left hand / Bull standing right, head reverted. BMC 17. TextImage
Svoronos 62Crete, Gortyna AR Stater. ca 320-270 BC. Europa seated right in tree / Bull standing right, head reverted. LeRider 18. TextImage
Svoronos 64Gortyna, Crete, AR Stater. After 430 BC. Europa seated right in tree / Bull walking, head reverted. TextObvRev
Svoronos 81Crete, Gortyna AR Stater. ca 300-280 BC. Europa seated three-quarters right in plane tree, assaulted by Zeus in form of eagle / Heifer standing right, turning head to bite right hind leg & lashing tail, fly below. Le Rider pl. v, 17. TextImage
Svoronos 107Crete, Gortyna. ca 200-67 BC. 24mm. Diademed head of Artemis right; bow & quiver over shoulder / Bull standing left, head right, within wreath. SNG Copenhagen 458. TextImage
Svoronos 109Crete, Gortyna AE17. 300-200 BC. Europa(?) seated r. amid branches of tree, eagle perched behind her; border of rays. Reverse: Europa seated on bull galloping l.; all within wreath. TextImage
Svoronos 116Crete, Gortyna AR Drachm. Circa 3rd Century BC. Laureate head of Zeus right; c/m of bull right / Europa riding bull right; c/m of head of Artemis right. TextImage
Svoronos 120Crete, Gortyna. Circa 200-67 BC. 23mm. Laureate head of Zeus right / Europa riding bull left. BMC 66. TextImage
Svoronos 143Crete, Gortyna AR Drachm. ca 250 BC. Diademed head of Zeus or Minos left / Nude warrior standing facing, wreath to left. TextImage
Svoronos 171cfCrete, Gortyna AR Drachm. ca 100-80 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, in taenia, H under neck truncation / GOPTYNIWN, Apollo seated three quarters left on rock, resting right hand on knee & holding bow in left, A in right field. Cf Svoronos 171 & 174 (different letters in reverse field). TextImage
Svoronos 175Crete, Gortyna AR Drachm. ca 100-80 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right / GOPTYNIW-N, Apollo seated three-quarters left on rock, resting right hand on knee & holding bow in left. TextImage
Sear #3186Gortyna, Crete, AR Drachm. 2nd-1st century BC, diademed head of Minos or Zeus / GORTUNIWN, naked male figure advancing front, hand on shield, holding spear, wreath in field to left, border of rays. Svoronos 144.
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CALIGULA
RPC 1022Caligula & Germanicus 20 of Gortyna, Crete. GAION KAISAPA GEPMANIKON SEBASTON, bare head of Caligula right / GEPMANIKON KAISAPA ERI AYGOYPEINW GOPTY, bare head of Germanicus right.TextImage
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See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Gortyna
Entry for Crete, Gortyna on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Gortyna in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Gortyna at AncientImports.com
Search for Gortyna at Incitatus Coins

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