Hemidrachm of Neapolis with Gorgoneion

Greek
Classical Period
411–356 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0563.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.89 gm.

Accession Number

00.143

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; v-shaped part in center of hair; hair falling from crown in groups of two (or more) strands.
Reverse: Head of Parthénos to right; hair on crown in formal waves; curly lock on forehead, in loop at back; two hair bands.
Inscription in Greek to right, downwards.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund