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Gold medallion

unknown artist-0200/-0100

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization

Gold medallion with relief bust of the goddess Athena, with triple-crested helmet and aegis with gorgoneion over her left breast. The eyes are inlaid in blue enamel. The mesh of surrounding chains indicates the piece was a kind of snood worn over the hair at the nape of the neck. From Thessaly, 2nd c. BC. Diam. 0.111 m. (ΓΕ 1556)

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