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Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope, struck under Diophanes

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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; left, bunch of grapes; no border of dots (?). Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right;...

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Anonymous gift

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


Neapolis, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0032.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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