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Hemidrachm of Neapolis with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; single strands of hair ending in curls, overlaid on straight hair falling from crown. Reverse: Head of Parthénos to right; hair on crown in formal waves; curly lock on forehead, in loop at back; two hair bands;...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 411–356 B.C.

Mint

Neapolis, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0564.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.87 gm.

Accession Number

00.141

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins