Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus or Minos in profile, facing right; beaded border. Reverse: Apollo seated on a rock, with his head facing forwards and legs bent to his right; he wears boots and a tunic to his waist, and he holds a bow and arrows. His right hand rests on his bent right knee. Clockwise, to left of Apollo: inscribed "ΓΟΡΤΥΝΙΩΝ" [Gortynion]. To right of Apollo, inscribed: "Δ" [delta]. Beaded border.


  • Title: Drachm (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 3rd century B.C.
  • Location Created: Gortyna, Crete
  • Type: Coin
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 75.NH.109.17
  • Culture: Greek
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Seymour Weintraub
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Coins (Money)

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