Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Campania, Neapolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0038.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.37 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right heavy loose curls on forehead and at back; at left, a club slanting downwards.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right, Nike flying horizontally right, crowning bull with wreath or branch in outstretched hands.
Greek letter between legs 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. 13); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund