About This Artwork

Greek, minted in Neapolis, Macedon

Drachm (Coin) Depicting the Gorgon Medusa, 411/356 BC

Diam. 1.5 cm; 3.71 g
Reverse: Ν Ε Ο Π

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4922

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, April 20, 1994 - February 22, 2004 and May 16, 2004 - February 6, 2012.

Houston, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Centaur’s Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art, February 22 – May 16, 2004.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Neither Man nor Beast: Animal Images on Ancient Coins, August 29, 2007-February 2012.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151, November 11, 2012 - present.

Publication History

Elizabeth Hahn Benge, "From Aegina to Andronicus: A Survey of Coinage at the Art Institute of Chicago," in Historia Mundi n. 5 (January 2016), p. 206-7 (fig. 8).

Karen B. Alexander. "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago." in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester, p. 29. Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012.

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