Parion — A settlement in Mysia also known as Parium
Parion or Parium was a Greek city of Adrasteia in Mysia on the Hellespont. As major coastal city with two harbors in the Roman period, Parion had intensive relations with Thrace and Anatolia throughout history.

This was the main customs station through which all Istanbul-bound goods from Greece and the Aegean had to pass. In the Hellenistic period it came under the domain of Lysimachus, and subsequently the Attalid dynasty.

The ancient coinage of Parium is quite abundant, attesting to its great output and advanced mint. In Hellenistic times, the city's badge shown on coins was the Gorgoneion.

Modern location: Kemer, Turkey
(1) C. Matuinus Aedile | T. Anicius Aedile
An AE Semis struck c. 45 BC in Parion
Obverse: female head right wearing stephane; C_G / I_P

Reverse: praefericulum; D_D

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No notes for this coin
RPC I 2259; SNG France 1416
(2) Parion
An AR Hemidrachm struck c. 350-300 BC in Parion
Obverse: head of Medusa facing (Gorgoneion)

Reverse: bull standing left, head turned right; dolphin above; Π_A / PI

Diameter: -
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Weight: 2.43 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 22
(3) Parion
An AR Drachm struck c. 480 BC in Parion
Obverse: head of Medusa (Gorgoneion) facing

Reverse: incuse square with angles in the corners forming cruciform pattern, pellet in center

Diameter: -
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Weight: 2.8 g
No notes for this coin
SNG BnF 1347; SNG Delepierre 2526; SNGvA 1318; SNG Cop 256; BMC Mysia p. 94, 1 ff.; SGCV II 3917