Drachm of Neapolis with Gorgoneion

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


Mint: Macedonia, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.03 gm.

Accession Number

00.131

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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