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A large brass coin of Amisos showing Perseus holding the severed head of Medusa Coin Type: Brass AE27 of Amisos in Pontos, time Of Mithradates VI, 120-63 BCE
Mint and Date: Amisos, 109-89 BCE
Size and Weight: 29mm x 30mm, 18.45g
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested helmet decorated with Pegasus.
Reverse: Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and the head of Medusa. Body of Medusa, blood flowing from the neck, lying to right behind.
AMI - ΣO(Y) across the centre, monogram below to left.
Provenance: ew-coins (eBay), February 2007.
Ref: GCV 3637
BW Ref: 006 047 106
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