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ID:     778467
Type:     Greek
Region:     CAMPANIA
City:     Neapolis
Date Ruled:     Circa 320-300 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Nomos
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 320-300
Diameter:     20 mm
Weight:     6.82 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Description:     Head of nymph right; astragalos behind
Reverse Legend:     ΤΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ
Reverse Description:     Man-headed bull standing right, head facing; above, Nike flying right, crowing bull
Primary Reference:     SNG ANS 346 var. (ethnic)
Reference2:     HN Italy 571 var. (no symbol below bull)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned, die breaks on reverse, a couple minor laminations
Notes:     Well struck and centered on a broad flan, rare thus. From the Richard Winokur Collection.The reverse die used for this coin was failing, as indicated by the die breaks. Judging from the fine style of the engraving, it is unlikely that the ethnic was incorrectly engraved when the die was manufactured. More likely is that a die break obscured the ethnic, and it was bungled by a mint official who attempted to re-engrave it.