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Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 487. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 330-270 BC. AR Stater (11.74 g, 11h). Europa seated right in tree, raising arm / Bull standing right, head reverted. Svoronos, Numismatique 63 (same obv. die as illustration); Le Rider, Crétoises pl. XVI, 24 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen -. VF, toned, struck from worn dies, flan crack. Extremely rare variety, only two examples known with this obverse type.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 October 2005), lot 1464.