SILVER HEMIDRACHM OF NEAPOLIS, MACEDON, 411-348 BC.

SILVER HEMIDRACHM OF NEAPOLIS, MACEDON, 411-348 BC.

295.00

Obverse: Gorgon's head facing, with tongue protruding.

Reverse: Head of Artemis Parthenos facing right, hair rolled up and tied in taenia, NEOP around.

SNG ANS: 429. Sear: 1417. [Macedon, Neapolis 411-348 BC].

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.7 g.

The Gorgons of Greek mythology were three dreadful sisters with hair formed of venomous snakes, and a terrifying visage that turned all who looked upon them to stone. Gorgon’s heads were placed often placed on buildings, armour, and other objects as protection from evil. This gorgeous silver hemidrachm was struck in the city of Neapolis, Macedon.

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