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Stater of Phistelia with head of nymph

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Obverse: Head of a nymph almost full front to right, wearing dotted necklace, hair carelessly arranged. Reverse: Campanian bull (man-headed) walking profile to left. In exergue a dolphin. Inscription in Oscan above. (see media screen for Oscan inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu Sale, 1896-1897, no. 11). 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 380–350 B.C.

Mint

Phistelia, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0043.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.50 gm.

Accession Number

97.437

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins