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 / ΓOΡ 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 100–80 BC. Bearded head of Zeus or Minos right, in taenia, Φ under neck truncation / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, nude Apollo seated three-quarters left on rock, quiver over shoulder, resting right hand on knee and holding bow in left, Z in right field. TextImage
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Svoronos 27Gortyna, Crete AR Stater. ca 350-330 BC. Europa seated left in pensive pose in plane tree / TΣMVΠOΣ (retrograde), bull reclining left, head reverted. Le Rider pl. xxvii, 7. TextImage
Svoronos 37Gortyna, Crete AR Drachm. ca 350-330 BC. Head of bull three quarters right / Head of Europa right, hair confined by ampyx and sphendone, outline of round die visible. TextImage
Svoronos 52Gortyna, Crete 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 57Gorytos, Crete. AR didrachm, 24 mm. 320-270 BC. No legend, woman sitting right in a pensive attitude in a tree with few leaves, her head in her left hand. / No legend, bull standing left, head turned back. Svoronos 57.TextImage
Svoronos 61Gortyna, Crete 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 62Gortyna, Crete 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. TextImage
Svoronos 70Gorytos, Crete. AR stater or didrachm, 25 mm. 320-270 BC. 11.42 g. Female, naked to waist, sitting facing, head on one side, in a tree with branches in an orderly pattern around her, holding eagle-tipped sceptre in her left hand and a bird on her knee with her right. / No legend, bull standing right, head turned back, bee or fly below. Svoronos 70; Le Rider 67; Napoli 7640; Paris 2620; Luynes 2342.TextImage
Svoronos 81Gortyna, Crete 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 scratch it wîth its right hind leg and lashing tail, fly below. Le Rider pl. v, 17. TextImage
Svoronos 90Gorytos, Crete. AR drachm, 19 mm. 320-270 BC. 5.55 g. Female head right, wreathed with reeds, wearing earring and necklace. / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, bull standing left, scratching itself with its back hoof. Fly below. Svoronos 90.TextImage
Svoronos 103Gorytos, Crete. AR stater or didrachm, 25 mm. 320-270 BC. Female, naked to waist, sitting facing, head on one side, in a tree with fern-like branches in an orderly pattern around her, her left arm bent. AΡ-IΣ in two lines in lower left field. / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, bull standing right, head turned back, star below. Svoronos 103.TextImage
Svoronos 107Gortyna, Crete. ca 200-67 BC. AE 24mm. Diademed head of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder / Bull standing left, head right, within wreath. SNG Copenhagen 458. TextImage
Svoronos 109Gortyna, Crete, AE18, 250-221 BC. 4.99 g. (ΓO-Ρ across fields), Europa seated right in the branches of a tree, raising her drapery, eagle standing to left. / (ΓOΡTYNI-ΩN around and below), Europa seated on bull galloping left, within wreath. Svoronos 109; BMC 45-46; Paris 2654-2656; Mionnet II, 187; SNG Cop 447.TextImage
Svoronos 116Gortyna, Crete 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 120Gortyna, Crete. Circa 200-67 BC. AE 23mm. Laureate head of Zeus right / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, Europa riding bull left. Svoronos 120; BMC 66. TextImage
Svoronos 143Gortyna, Crete, AR Drachm. 94-87 BC. 2.56 g. Diademed head of Zeus or Minos left. / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, naked warrior standing facing, legs astride, holding spear and resting left hand on shield, wreath in left field, thunderbolt below, all within a radiate border. Svoronos 143; Klein 227 (this coin).TextImage
Svoronos 144Gortyna, Crete, AR Drachm. 267-200 BC. 4.55 g. Diademed head of Zeus or Minos left. / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, naked warrior standing facing, legs astride, holding spear and resting left hand on shield, wreath in left field, all within a radiate border. Svoronos 144; BMC 54.TextImage
Svoronos 147Gortyna, Crete, AR Drachm. 267-200 BC. 4.7 g. Diademed head of Zeus or Minos right. / ΓOΡTYNI-ΩN, naked warrior standing facing, legs astride, holding spear and resting left hand on shield, A in left field, all within a radiate border. Svoronos 147.TextImage
Svoronos 151Gortyna, Crete, AR Drachm. 18 mm, 267-200 BC. 3 g. Diademed head of Zeus or Minos right, A beneath head. / ΓOΡTY-NIΩN, naked warrior standing facing, legs astride, holding spear and resting left hand on shield, Θ in left field, all within a radiate border. Svoronos 151; BMC 55.TextImage
Svoronos 170Gortyna, Crete AR Drachm. ca 100-80 BC. Diademed head of Zeus right. / ΓOΡTYNIΩN above Apollo seated half left on rock, resting right foot on a higher rock, right hand on his knee and holding bow in left, B in right field. Svoronos 170.TextImage
Svoronos 171cfGortyna, Crete AR Drachm. ca 100-80 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right, in taenia, H under neck truncation / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, Apollo seated three quarters left on rock, resting right hand on knee and holding bow in left, A in right field. Cf Svoronos 171 and 174 (different letters in reverse field). TextImage
Svoronos 175Gortyna, Crete AR Drachm. ca 100-80 BC. Bearded head of Zeus right / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, Apollo seated three-quarters left on rock, resting right hand on knee and holding bow in left.TextImage
Sear SG 3186Gortyna, Crete, AR Drachm. 2nd-1st century BC, diademed head of Minos or Zeus left / ΓOΡTYNIΩN, naked male figure walking left, head facing, hand on shield, holding spear, wreath in field to left, border of rays. Svoronos 144; BMC 54.TextImage
CALIGULA
RPC 1022Caligula and Germanicus AE20 of Gortyna, Crete. ΓAION KAIΣAΡA ΓEΡMANIKON ΣEBAΣTON, bare head of Caligula right / ΓEΡMANIKON KAIΣAΡA EΡI AYΓOYΡEINΩ ΓOΡTY, bare head of Germanicus right.TextImage
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For interest: A decree forbidding the use of silver obols after the introduction of bronze coins in Gortyna
Svoronos Refs: Svoronos: Numismatique De La Crète Ancienne free pdf download on archive.org
Entry for Crete, Gortyna on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Gortyna in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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