Medusa Coins

 

 

Here's a sampling of the most affordable ancient Greek and Roman coins, plus ancient and modern copies of them, depicting a portrait of Medusa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Kamarina, Sicily, bronze onkia (AE 14), c. 413-405 BC. O: Medusa with tongue protruding, R: Owl holding lizard. Sear Greek 1064.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Neapolis, Macedonia, classical hemidrachm (1.9g), c. 411-348 BC. O: Medusa with tongue protruding and hair of snakes, R: Female head, possibly Artemis (goddess of the hunt and the night), with head bound in cord. Sear Greek 1417.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, Type 1 drachm (3.4g), c. 450-400 BC. R: Big-cheeked Medusa with tongue protruding, beaded hair, and crown of snakes, O: Anchor with crayfish to left, A monogram to right. Sear Greek 1655.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Hoard forgery of Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, Type 1 drachm (3.4g).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Apollonia Pontika, Thrace, Type 6 drachm (3.4g), c. 450-400 BC. R: Round-faced Medusa with tongue protruding, straight hair parted in middle, and crown of snakes, O: Anchor with crayfish to left, A monogram to right. Dewing 1275.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Parion, Mysia, archaic drachm (4.0g), c. 480 BC. O: Medusa with tongue protruding, R: Incuse punch. Sear Greek 3917.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Thracian barbarous imitation of Parion, Mysia, archaic hemidrachm (3.2g), c. 5th century BC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulgarian School forgery of Parion, Mysia, archaic hemidrachm (3.0g).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Parion, Mysia, classical hemidrachm (2.0g), c. 350-300 BC. R: Medusa with tongue protruding and snakes circling head, O: Bull looking back, crayfish.Sear 3922v., SNG France 1388.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek fourree (plated ancient counterfeit) of Parion, Mysia, classical hemidrachm (1.9g), with exposed bronze interior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Selge, Pisidia, trihemiobol (0.8g), c. 370-360 BC. O: Medusa with tongue protruding, R: Athena. Sear Greek 5473.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Greek Selge, Pisidia, trihemiobol (0.9g), c. 4th century BC. O: Medusa with long hair resembling Apollo or Helios, R: Athena. Sear Greek 5478.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Roman L. Plautius Plancus denarius (3.9g), c. 47 BC. O: Medusa (beautiful) smiling, "Lucius Plautius," R: Aurora, goddess of the dawn, (or Victory) conducting the four horses of the sun, "Plancus." Sear Millennium Edition 429.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Roman fourree (plated ancient counterfeit) of L. Plautius Plancus denarius (2.9g). Here are other pages of mine on Ancient Fourree Counterfeits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Celtic drachm (1.8g), c. 3rd to 2nd century BC, O: Medusa with tongue protruding, R: Stylized, curvilinear horse and rider. Göbl OTA Table 18 No. 225.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medusa Coins

Medusa Background

Selected Medusa Coins

Medusa Coin Catalog

Apollonia Pontika Drachms

"New York Hoard" Forgeries

Parion Hemidrachms

Other Pseudonumia

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