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. 0032.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.40 gm.

Accession Number

10.562

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

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.
At left, bunch of grapes.
Inscription in Greek below.
No border of dots (?).
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right; bull’s head facing three-quarters right.
Nike flies above, her chiton with overfall and her two arms outstretched.
Monogram below the bull. Inscription in Greek in the exergue.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift