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Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope

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Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right ; heavy loose curls on forehead and at back; at left, a club slanting downwards; no magistrate's initials. Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right, Nike flying horizontally right, crowning bull with wreath or branch in outstretched hands....

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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. 13); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 340–300 B.C.

Mint

Neapolis, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0038.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.296

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins