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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Neapolis, Campania

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.642

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins