Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope
Late Classical Period
Mint: Campania, Neapolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0030.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.21 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund