Denomination: Hemidrachm Date: 350-300 BCE
The face is a mask in imitation of the head of the gorgon. In archaic and classical Greek art gorgons were always shown facing the viewer, protruding tongue, and teeth. In Greek mythology there were three gorgon sisters. The most famous was Medusa who was decapitated by the hero Perseus. The hair of gorgons was never depicted as living snakes in ancient times. The snakes, if any, were shown near or later sometimes in the hair. Perhaps Parion chose a hideous monster as an emblem for the city as symbol of terror. It was used on Greek shields to frighten the enemy as well as for its hypnotic ability - it was thought that the gorgonian attracts the gaze of enemy soldiers toward the shield and thus away from the weapon hand.
Jewelry Maintenance:1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea. 2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
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