Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope, struck under Diophanes

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


Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0034.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm.

Accession Number

10.564

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right; deeply cut hair band; hair on forehead rolled.
At left, an eagle standing to right; below chin, wreath.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right; bull’s head three-quarters right.
Above bull, Nike flying to right, wearing chiton with overfall, her two arms outstretched.
Below bull, dolphin right, downwards.
Dotted ground line.
Inscriptions in Greek below and at right.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift