Tetradrachm of Eretria with Gorgoneion

Greek
Archaic Period
550–511 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Eretria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.05 gm.

Accession Number

00.243

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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