turned victim of a lustful God, turned again into a MONSTER! With fangs like a wolf and hair made of live poisenous snakes she can freeze a man with a glance. Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901), Medusa, c. 1878. Mysia, Parion. Civic issue. Ca. 500-475 B.C. AR drachm (13.69 mm, 3.12 g). Facing Gorgoneion / Complex multiple incuse punch design in roughly cruciform pattern. SNG Cop. 256; Asyut 612. Near VF, lightly toned; To the ancients she was, in my limited scope and perception, an allegory to man overcoming the unnatural, spiritual and EVIL Caravaggio Head of Medusa after 1590; Oil on canvas mounted on wood; Macedon, Neapolis AR Obol. Circa 500-480 BC. Gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Quadripartite incuse square. Traite II 1, 1742, pl. 55, 17. BMC p. 84, 13; SNG ANS 423. 0.65g, 8mm. Extremely Fine. Fine late archaic style. Her demise is the ultimate coming of age/love story: Boy hears of girl. Travels far to find her. Boy finds girl. Girl attempts to get boys attention. Boy beheads girl and becomes a man. The ultimate man. Perseus to be exact. Perseus with the head of Medusa, Benvenuto Cellini (1554) (Perseus in 3-D) Pontos. Amisos c 85-65 BC. Bronze Æ, 30mm., 18,18g. Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with griffin / AMIΣOY Perseus standing holding harpa and head of Medusa, at feet, body of Medusa, monograms to both sides.VF Sea 1166-76 (same). And now to moderns she has been reinvented as an icon to man's tyranny over the fairer sex. It's only taken 3,000 years or so but Medusa is sexy again! Though she's always been alluring to me. Early on I thought I would try to collect every type of gorgonian coin... Then reality set in and I realized I needed to collect the ones that sang to me (and within my budget). This one did just that a few weeks ago. Fangs, snake hair, tongue sticking out! Talk about a bad @$$ B... Or should I say bad @$$ G?! THRACE, Apollonia Pontica After 450 BCE. AR Reduced Drachm (14.38 MM 2.31 gm). Head of Gorgon facing, tongue protruding / Anchor with crayfish. SNG.BM.162. aXF Ex: InAsta Please show off those undead beastly beauties, stories or whatever you've got Gorgon!