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1/2 stater (?) of Asia Minor with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion full front, mouth closed ?, hair represented by dots. Reverse: Incuse cross with dot in center, and dot in center of shallower incuse petal extending beyond each arm of cross.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1747); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Orientalizing Period, Late 7th century B.C.


Uncertain, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1802.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.27 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins