Greek / Coin Showing a Gorgon / Classical Period, 411-356 B.C.Greek
Coin Showing a Gorgon
Classical Period, 411-356 B.C.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Mediterranean
Creator Dates/Places: Ancient Greece Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Active Place: Early Western World,Ancient Mediterranean,Ancient
Creator Name-CRT: Greek
Title: Coin Showing a Gorgon
Title Type: preferred
Title: Reverse: Head of nymph Parthenos
Title Type: alternate
View: reverse
Creation Start Date: -41
Creation End Date: -35
Creation Date: Classical Period, 411-356 B.C.
Creation Place: Europe,Greece,Macedonia,Neapolis
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Coin
Materials and Techniques: Silver drachma
Dimensions: Diameter: 1.5 cm (3/4 in.)
Inscriptions: Reverse: N E O {Pi} Neop[oliton])
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.4922
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Martin A. Ryerson
Subject Description: The three Gorgon sisters were winged deities of which Medusa is the most famous. She bore the winged horse Pegasus to her love, the god Poseidon. Her head, cut off by Perseus, was worn by Athena as her protective aegis. Neopolis, in a horse-breeding area, chose Pegasus' mother for their coin.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.4922
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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