Apr 11, 2021


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MYSIA, Parion. 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.38g). Obverse: Head of Medusa surrounded by snakes. Reverse: Bull standing to the left facing the right. Quiver on the top. Toned.

Portraits of a Gorgon like Medusa is often depicted on some coins as a form of defence against enemies and evil as the stare of Medusa can turn anything to stone (including evil elements and enemies).

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