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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Uncertain, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.1575

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins