Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Stone-Eyed Gaze

    MACEDON. Neapolis. Ca. 525-480 BC. AR stater (20mm, 8.27 gm). Head of Gorgon facing, with protruding tongue / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 408-9. AMNG III, 1-2 and pl. XVI, 18-19. Well centered and struck in high relief. NGC XF 5/5 - 4/5.

    The Gorgons were three sisters whose terrible visages and gaze could turn one to stone. The mythology dates back to Minoan times, where they seem to have originated as sea deities; about 700 BC, Hesiod names the three Gorgons as Stheno, Euryale and Medusa and says they were the offspring of the sea monsters Keto and Phorcys. Of the three, Medusa is shown with writhing snakes instead of hair; the other two are often depicted with grotesque grins, fang-like boar's tusks, and protruding tongues. Medusa was famously slain by the hero Perseus and her head used as a weapon to turn his enemies to stone. Images of Gorgons appear frequently in Greek art as talismans of protection, particularly on the shields of Greek soldiers and as decorations for the breastplate. 


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    World and Ancient Coin Bibliography

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    9th-14th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 573

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 14 days left to consign to the 2018 September 5 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you so much, everything went great with Heritage selling the coins.
    Frankie F.,
    North Bergen, NJ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $18,072,862
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,463,607
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $937,134