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Stater (Coin) Depicting the Siren Parthenope

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

280/241 BC

Artist:

Greek, minted in Neapolis (Naples), Italy

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Parthenope to left, symbol behind
Reverse: Man-headed bull to right, crowned by Nike

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Stater (Coin) Depicting the Siren Parthenope

Origin

Neapolis

Date

Struck 280 BC–241 BC

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: [ΝΕ]ΩΠΟΛΙΤ[ΩΝ] (in exergue: ΙΣ or ΙΚ)

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 7.05 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4918

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