Didrachm of Neapolis (?) with gorgoneion

Greek
Archaic Period
550 B.C. or earlier


Mint: Macedonia, Neapolis (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0556.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.128

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; locks of hair (?) visible above cheeks; highly arched eyebrows.
Reverse: Roughly divided quadripartite square, incuse.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund