A recent acquisition bared a familiar face upon inspection. Admittedly, during the auction; I didn't really inspect the impression closely. The description was simply "Human face." Here's the new aquisition: Magna Graecia, South Italic Colonies, Campania, ca. 360 to 320 BCE. A wheel-thrown kylix with a squat foot, a wide, shallow body, and a pair of applied parabolic handles that curve over themselves at the terminals. The majority of the exterior is covered in a black glaze, aside from a tiny unglazed ring on the underside of the foot. Incised in tondo is a five-pointed star surrounding a small human face, forming a maker's mark. Size: 7" W x 2" H (17.8 cm x 5.1 cm) Take a closer look: A few of my Apollonian Diobols for reference. I'm entirely convinced we're staring into the eyes of a Gorgon. Interestingly, this specific piece is attributed having been made in Campania, modern day Italy, 360-320 BC. The Apollonian diobols of the Black Sea region were concurrent in making, circa 400-320 BC (depending on who you ask.) Though Campania and Apollonia are 1430 miles apart, by road, the similarities in design and era are uncanny. Even the size of the impression to the coins are close on wider diobol examples. The Kylix was primarily used in wine drinking; cupping the chalice with both hands, palms faced upward, with the thumbs resting over the elongated handles. One could not help but notice, once the kylix was empty, that you would come face to face with the gorgon. A purposeful nod to the myth, or simply the maker's mark? Image Source: https://www.bidsquare.com/online-au...pania-ceramic-kylix---impressed-tondo-1383603 Show your Gorgons! -Michael Edit: Possibly the same premise as the Sicilian Dekadrachm example posted by @John Anthony 2 years ago?