Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope

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


Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0038.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.296

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund