Greek Coin - Medusa Design

Amisios, Pontos
85 - 65 BC
$62.98
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History of the Artifact

These Greek bronze coins were minted in the ancient city of Misos along the Black Sea coast of modern day northern Turkey. Founded by Greek colonists from Miletus in the 6th century B.C, it was re-settled by Athenians and incorporated into the Kingdom of Pontus in the 4th century BC. It eventually fell under Roman rule in 71 B.C. 

The obverse of the coin features Medusa, a famous figure from Greek mythology known as one of the Gorgons, a trio of monstrous sisters. She is typically described as a woman with snakes for hair and a gaze that could turn anyone who looked at her into stone. Medusa's face is said to be so hideous that it could petrify those who met her eyes. Medusa is often depicted as a fearsome and grotesque creature, and her ability to turn people to stone made her a symbol of terror in Greek mythology. She met her end when the hero Perseus beheaded her with the help of divine gifts, including a mirrored shield, which allowed him to avoid her gaze. Medusa's severed head remained potent, and it played a role in other mythological events, such as helping to defeat the sea monster Cetus and later being used as a weapon.

On the reverse, the goddess Nike is depicted holding a wreath and a palm branch. Nike is the Greek goddess of victory, often depicted as a winged figure symbolizing triumph and success.

Mithridates VI oversaw the minting of these coins, which have a tetrachalkon (one-twelfth of a drachm) denomination.

How do I know these are original Greek Coins?

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  2. Next, the Artifact is inspected by an expert team member, who is professionally trained in counterfeit detection After the artifact passes inspection, the Certificate of Authenticity is signed and the Artifact is packaged. 
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    What will my artifact look like?

    Your coin will look very similar to the ones shown in the photos. There will always be some variety, given our items are unique historical pieces. The display case included is openable so that you may easily handle and closely observe the artifact. If for whatever reason you get anything that does not fit this description you are entitled to your money back! 

    Your order will include:

    • One authentic Ancient Greek Coin depicting Medusa
    • Elegant protective case for preservation and display of your artifact 
    • Certificate of Authenticity

    Ancient Artifacts relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about our Mission and Promise for authenticity. 

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