Coin with head of Medusa

Greek
Late Classical – Hellenistic Periods
Ca. 400 B.C. – 241 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Assos

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. weight: 7.92 gm. die axis: 12

Accession Number

84.699

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Medusa, three-quarter face towards left, with waving hair and two serpents tied under chin.
Countermark: owl to left within circular incuse.
Reverse: Griffin standing left, right foreleg raised.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From Assos, ROAD-TOWER (Excavations at Assos, p. 303, note 124). 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America