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ID:     009_004
Type:     Greek
Region:     CRETE
City:     Gortyna
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Stater
Date Struck:     ca 330-270 BC
Diameter:     25 mm
Weight:     12.13 g
Obverse Description:     Europa seated right in plane tree, head resting on her hand.
Reverse Description:     Bull standing right, scratching muzzle with hoof.
Primary Reference:     BMC Crete 13
Reference2:     Le Rider, Crete pl. XX, 16
Reference3:     Svoronos, Numismatique 64 (pl. XIV, 11- same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Bruce Antonelli
Notes:     Over struck on the earlier Gortyna type with Europa on bull / Lion’s head in dotted square (Svoronos 9). From The John A. Seeger Collection. At Bruun Rasmussen’s Auction 774 held on June 13th, 2007 a Very Fine example of this type listed as lot number