Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope, struck under Diophanes
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Campania, Neapolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0034.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.42 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.