Coin (AE 14) of Cnossus (Stater of Knossos) (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

200-67 BC
Greek (Crete)
Coins and Currency
silver
Overall: 7/16 in. (1.11 cm)
L.57.89.25
According to Greek myth, the master inventor and craftsman Daedalos built a labyrinth on Crete to contain the monstrous Minotaur, the half-human, half-bull son of Pasiphae, wife of King Minos. The myth is set in the heroic age, which scholars associate with the Bronze Age; even the word “labyrinth” is thought to predate the Greek language.
Lent by Mr. A. Thomas Androus

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