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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 7. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 320-300 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22mm, 7.17 g 6). Head of the nymph Parthenope to right, her hair elaborately curled and bound in a wide taenia, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; behind, bunch of grapes. Rev. ΝΕΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ Man-faced bull walking to right, head facing; above, Nike flying right, holding a wreath to crown him. HN III 571. Sambon 437 var. SNG ANS 317. A very attractive, sharply struck toned coin of splendid early Hellenistic style. Some traces of corrosion, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the B. in B. Collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 7, 1 March 1994, 147.