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78000743
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 743. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $2350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CRETE, Gortyna. Circa 330-270 BC. AR Stater (11.26 g, 9h). Europa seated right in tree, lifting her veil, ravaged by eagle / Bull standing right, head reverted; bee below. Svoronos, Numismatique 76 var. (same obv. die as illustration; mouse on rev., ethnic retrograde); Le Rider, Crétoises pl. XXXIV, 17 (same dies); cf. SNG Copenhagen 443. VF, lightly toned, usual obverse die wear. Rare variety.