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Drachm of Neapolis with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; hair parted in center, falling in groups of two (or more) strands. Reverse: Fourpart incuse square.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 500–411 B.C.

Mint

Neapolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0562.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.03 gm.

Accession Number

00.131

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins