Hemistater

Features

Country Gortyna
(Crete (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 330 BC - 270 BC
Value 1 Hemistater = 10 Drachm (10)
Currency Drachm
Composition Gold
Weight 4.18 g
Diameter 16.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Europa seated half-right in a tree, lifting her veil with her right hand while resting her other on a branch. An eagle is standing to the left with its body facing left with its head facing right.

Reverse

Bull butting to the right with legend above and below, all within circular border of dots.

Lettering:
ΓΟΡΤΥ
ΝΙΩΝ

Comments

This is an unpublished coin that sold for $32,500 by Triton XIX, Lot: 2042.

cf. Svoronos, Numismatique 105–6 shows silver didrachms with the same obverse type and a similar reverse.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (330 BC - 270 BC)  Unique

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