1/2 stater (?) of Asia Minor with Gorgoneion

Greek
Late Orientalizing Period
Late 7th century B.C.


Mint: Asia Minor, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1802.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.1575

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Gorgoneion full front, jaws open, tongue protruding, hair represented by dots.
Reverse: Incuse cross with dot in center, and dot in center of shallower incuse petal extending beyond each arm of cross.

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. 1747); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund