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Stater or didrachm of Populonia with head of Gorgon

Obv: Gorgon's head facing, bound with a diadem. Below, X:X Border of dots around. Rev: Plain. Mint: Populonia Denomination: Stater or didrachm Obverse: Within circle of dots, Gorgoneion facing, wearing diadem. Below: X:X Reverse: Plain. Comparanda: BMC, nos. 9f.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia, Pa.; February 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 300.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Mint

Populonia, Etruria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 001.

Accession Number

62.160

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins