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Didrachm of Neapolis (?) with gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; locks of hair (?) visible above cheeks; highly arched eyebrows. Reverse: Roughly divided quadripartite square, incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550 B.C. or earlier

Mint

Neapolis (?), Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0556.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins