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Tetradrachm of Athens with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion, jaws open and tongue protruding. Reverse: Within incuse square head of panther full front, and forepaws facing. Pierced.

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. 798); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 525–515 B.C.

Mint

Athens, Attica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 16.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.831

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins