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120-63 B.C. Black Sea Region Bronze Coin, Gorgon-Medusa/Nike


Grade:  Very Fine  
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Everyone needs a protective charm – at least the ancient Greeks thought so. They used the Gorgon Medusa's face on buildings to ward off evil spirits, and on shields to paralyze and frighten the enemy. Once a beautiful woman, Medusa was turned into a Gorgon by Athena. As a Gorgon, her gaze would turn the enemy into stone if they looked into her eyes. Now with this distinctive bronze coin you can add this ancient protective symbol, the Gorgon, to your collection!

Issued in the Black Sea region under Mithridates the Great of Pontus, these affordable coins represent a first in "bronze" coinage – the use of brass to create an attractive alloy. By 83 B.C., Mithridates' kingdom was under attack by the Romans, which may be why they carry the Gorgon obverse and the Nike (Victory) reverse. Intrigue your friends and keep the "evil spirits" away… order this important coin, hand struck over 2,000 years ago, today!

  • Material: Bronze
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Location: Asia Minor & Middle East
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