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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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Credit Line

Anonymous gift

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

Mint

Neapolis, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm.

Accession Number

10.562

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins