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Coin Depicting the Nymph Parthenope

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.


late 5th-4th century BCE


Roman; Campania, minted in Neapolis

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin shows the head of the nymph Parthenope, facing to the right, with a wide head band and hair tucked up. The back (reverse) depicts a man-headed bull walking to the right, crowned by goddess Nike flying overhead.


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Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium


Ancient Roman


Coin Depicting the Nymph Parthenope


Roman Empire (Minted in)

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450 BCE–300 BCE




Diam.: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

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Gift of William F. Dunham

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