Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope

Classical Period
400–370 B.C.

Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0029.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.27 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right in broad hair band; loose curls above forehead and at back; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace with jewel.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking to left, head facing;
above bull Nike, in girdled chiton flying horizontally to left, crowning bull with wreath or branch held in outstretched right and left hands; Greek letter below bull.
Ground line.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Round incuse.

Overstruck on stater of Kyme (?); traces of mussel shell on center of bull.


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. 10); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund