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Tetradrachm of Eretria with Gorgoneion

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Obverse: Gorgoneion with jaws open and tongue protruding. Reverse: Head of lion facing, with paws facing; square incuse. Coin has been pierced.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–511 B.C.

Mint

Eretria, Euboia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1023.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

00.243

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins