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    Campania. Neapolis. c. 275-250 BC. Didrachm, 7.31g (12h). Obv: Head of Parthenope left with archaic figure of Pallas Athena behind. Rx: Man-headed bull walking right, crowned by Nike flying above, ΙΞ below, [Ν]ΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ in exergue. SNG ANS 405 (same reverse die). HN Italy 586. Toned VF.


    From the BVH Collection. Ex Joel L. Malter, 15 November 1992, lot 20. Ex Dr. J.S. Wilkinson Collection.

    One of the sirens of Greek mythology, Parthenope gave her name to a Greek settlement on the outskirts of Neapolis, later incorporated within the city.


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