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Neapolis, Campania

(2 coins)
Italy, Campania, Neapolis, ex: Leu 2009

AR Didrachm,  7.03g.  22mm.    c.300-275 B.C. Head of nymph to right wearing elaborate diadem, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; astragalos behind.   Rev. Man-headed bull standing to right being crowned by flying nike with wreath; monogram below.   HN 1, 579. Sambon 478var(monogram). Fine style, high relief, and attractive old collection toning.

Provenance/Pedigree
Ex: LHS Numismatic, Zurich, Auction 103, May 5, 2009, lot 8. 

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $8,500.
Italy, Campania, Neapolis, Ex: EJ Waddell, 2002

AR Didrachm, 7.40g. 21mm.  c.275-270 B.C. Diademed head of nymph to left; she wears necklace and triple-pendant earring; anchor behind head.  Rev. Man-headed bull walking to right while being crowned with wreath by a flying nike.  Sambon_.  SNG BN__  SNG ANS_.  SNG Fitzwilliam 170.  Rare symbol and exceptionally well struck.

Provenance/Pedigree:
Ex: EJ Waddell, Ltd, E Auction 54, June 27, 2002, lot 12.

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about Extremely Fine $5,750.

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