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Diobol of Methymna with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion full front, serpent hair, tongue protruding. Reverse: In incuse square, head of Athena to left with Corinthian helmet: hair in beaded knot behind. Beaded square border.


From the Lesbos Hoard (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1074); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.


Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1665.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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