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Drachm of Apollonia Pontica with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Head of Medusa, full face. Reverse: An anchor and crayfish, with inscription.

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. 484); June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–350 B.C.

Mint

Apollonia Pontica, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0796.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.80 gm.

Accession Number

08.348

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins