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Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope

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Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right; deeply cut hair band; wavy locks on forehead and at back, curls escaping on crown; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace; around, four dolphins; border of dots. Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right; bull's head facing three-quarters...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 370–340 B.C.

Mint

Neapolis, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0030.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.297

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins