Campania, Neapolis (c. 350-325 B.C.), Silver Didrachm, 7.63g. Head of nymph facing to right, her hair bound with a broad band decorated with a meander pattern. Rev. [NE]OΠOΛITH[Σ], man-headed bull standing to right, Nike flies to right above, crowning the bull (Sambon 363 (this coin); SNG ANS 293 (these dies); HN Italy 565). Struck from dies of the finest style, excellent metal, extremely fine, one of the finest known examples and a superb piece of ancient art.
This coin illustrated in A. Sambon, Les Monnaies Antiques de L’Italie, Paris, 1903, pl. III 363.
Ex Franz von Wotoch Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 11 December 1901).
Ex Collection de Feue la Comtesse de Béhague, Vinchon, Paris, 14 April 1984, lot 3.