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Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope, struck under Chari[...]

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Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right; hair on forehead rolled; at left, a kantharos. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right, head facing three-quarters right, Nike in chiton without overfall. Inscription in Greek between legs of bull and in...

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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. 12); 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. 0037.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins