Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope, struck under Chari[...]

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


Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0037.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Parthenope to right; hair on forehead rolled;
at left, a kantharos.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right, head facing three-quarters right, Above: Nike in chiton without overfall, her arms outstretched.
Inscriptions in Greek between legs of bull and in exergue.

Struck under Magistrate Chari…

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund