Stater of Volci (?) with winged Gorgon
Early Classical Period
about 475–450 B.C.
Mint: Etruria, Volci (?)
Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.19 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Winged Gorgon running to left, head with wide open mouth facing, wearing a thin, pleated chiton and holding a snake in both outsretched hands.
Reverse: Archaic wheel with long cross-bar and four struts.
Inscription in two groups of two letters between struts of wheel above and below the cross-bar.
By date unkown with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA at Numismatica Ars Classica auction 18, March 29, 2000, lot 1; approved by MFA Committee on the Collections, May 24, 2000
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour