Drachm of Neapolis with Gorgoneion
about 400–350 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Neapolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0572.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.81 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Gorgoneion, mouth open, teeth showing, tongue protruding; wrinkled nose; rolls of hair ending in curls.
Reverse: Head of Parthénos to right; hair on crown in formal waves; myrtle (?) wreath; curly lock on forehead, in loop at back; hair band; necklace with jewel.
Inscription in Greek around.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund