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) Parion c. 350-300 BC
Obverse: head of Medusa facing (Gorgoneion)
Reverse: bull standing left, head turned right; dolphin above; Π_A / PI
Ref: BMC 22
(2) Parion c. 45 BC
Obverse: female head right wearing stephane; C_G / I_P
Reverse: praefericulum; D_D
Ref: RPC I 2259; SNG France 1416
(3) Parion c. 480 BC
Obverse: head of Medusa (Gorgoneion) facing
Reverse: incuse square with angles in the corners forming cruciform pattern, pellet in center
Ref: SNG BnF 1347; SNG Delepierre 2526; ...