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Gorgeous Gorgoneion

495008. SOLD $14500

MACEDON, Neapolis. Circa 500-480 BC. AR Hemistater – Drachm (16.5mm, 4.19 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Quadripartite incuse square. AMNG III/2, 7; HGC 3, 584; SNG ANS 420–2; Traité I 1741. Lightly toned, typical edge splits, slight granularity on reverse. In NGC encapsulation 4284629-004, graded Ch AU, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5. Perfectly centered, and exceptional metal for issue. Rare denomination.

From the Antiquarium Group. Ex Gasvoda Collection; Edward J. Waddell inventory 52179 (August 2015); Berk BBS 99 (25 November 1997), lot 92.