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Coin of Neapolis with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left. Inscriptions in Greek behind head and at left. Reverse: Man-headed bull stands right, head front, being crowned by Nike flying right. Monogram below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 270–240 B.C.


Neapolis, Campania


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.20 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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