Hemidrachm of Neapolis with Gorgoneion

Greek
Classical Period
411–356 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0567.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.85 gm.

Accession Number

00.136

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; eight separate rolls of hair ending in curls, two v-shaped masses in center.
Reverse: Head of Parthénos to right, wearing necklace with jewel; hair on crown in formal waves; curly lock on forehead, in loop at back; hair band.
Inscription in Greek around.
Round incuse.
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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