Athene receives the head of Medousa from Perseus. The hero is depicted as a young man, wearing the winged boots of Hermes and the cap of darkness on his head. Athene holds the Gorgoneion (Gorgon head) by its snaky locks, its image reflecting in the mirror of the shield. ca 400 - 385 BC
Perseus, son of Danae (daughter of the King of Argos) is famed in Greek mythology for defeating (beheading Medusa) and freeing Andromeda from a sea monster or Titan released by the god Poseidon. Sure I just saw this in the V!!