Coin with head of Medusa
Late Classical – Hellenistic Periods
Ca. 400 B.C. – 241 B.C.
Mint: Troas, Assos
Diameter: 21 mm. weight: 7.92 gm. die axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America