E-Auction 33 Lot 15

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E-Auction 33 Lot 15

CAMPANIA. Neapolis. Circa 320-300 B.C. AR didrachm or nomos. 7.42 gm. 18 mm. Diophanes, magistrate. Diademed head of nymph right, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; bunch of grapes behind, ΔIOΦANO[YΣ] (magistrate's name) below / Man-headed bull walking right; Nike flying right above, placing wreath on bull's head; [NEOΠOΛITHΣ] in exergue. HN Italy 571. Sambon 436. SNG ANS 316-317 (same obverse die). SNG München 233. Very Fine; rich old toning; die rust and old scrapes on reverse. Very pretty style. Rare with magistrate's name on flan.

Ex Martin 25th anniversary (1998), G2.

From the Vineyard Collection.

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