Crete, Gortyna. Ca. early-1st century BC. AR drachm. NGC Choice XF. Rare.


Crete. Gortyna. Ca. early-1st century BC. AR drachm 18 mm. 3.24 gm. NGC Choice XF 4/5 – 4/5. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus or Minos right; A below neck. Rev: ΓOP-TYNIΩN, Apollo, quiver on shoulder, head facing slightly right, seated left on rocky outcropping, bow in left hand; A in right field. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 449 (no letters). Svornos Crete 158. Gortyn 149-59 and pl. XII.1 ( this coin ). Svoronos, Numismatique 158. From an old Swiss collection, formed in the 1970s and privately purchased from Münzen & Medaillen. Rare.

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