Stater of Neapolis with head of Parthenope, struck under Ouillios (?)

Greek
Late Classical Period
370–340 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Neapolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0031.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.35 gm.

Accession Number

10.561

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.
Around, four dolphins.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking right; the bull’s head facing three-quarters right.
Nike flies to right above bull, a branch in her flexed and drawn-back right and outstretched left hands.
Inscriptions in Greek beneath bull and in the exergue.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift