Stater of Neapolis with bust of Parthenope
Early Hellenistic Period
about 320 B.C.
Mint: Campania, Neapolis
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.57 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Bust of nymph Parthenope right, wearing earring and necklace.
Hair bound by taenia.
Reverse: Man-headed bull walking to right, being crowned by Nike flying right.
In exergue, inscription in Greek.
By 1885: R. Garrucci Collection; by 1911: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 30, May 11 ff., lot 64); by 1922: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 4, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 17, 19, 1922, lot 19); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG Lockett, no. 80); by 1955: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett collection, October 25-28, lot 66); by 1974: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Münzen und Medaillen AG, Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction of the Sammlung eines Kunstfreundes, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, Zurich, May 28, lot 172); by 2002: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 23, Hotel Baur au Lac, Talstrasse 1, 8022, Zurich, March 19, lot 1009); purchased by MFA at Numismatica Ars Classica auction; accessioned by MFA, April 24, 2002
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour