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Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope

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Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right in broad hair band; loose curls above forehead and at back; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace with jewel. Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking to left, head facing; above Nike in girdled chiton flying horizontally to left, crowning bull...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 10); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–370 B.C.

Mint

Neapolis, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0029.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.294

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins