Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope

Greek
Late Classical Period
370–340 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0030.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.297

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right; deeply cut hair band; wavy locks on forehead and at back, curls escaping on crown; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace.
Around: four dolphins.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right; bull’s head facing three-quarters right; in Nike’s flexed and drawn-back right and outstretched left hands, branch.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund