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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.

Date:

late 5th-4th century BCE

Artist:

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

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Coin Depicting the Nymph Parthenope

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

450 BCE–300 BCE

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 6.36 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.2729

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