Neapolis in Campania (South Italy). ca. 330 to 275 BC. Silver didrachm.

Ancient Coins - Neapolis in Campania (South Italy).  ca. 330 to 275 BC.  Silver didrachm.
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Denomination : Silver didrachm (sometimes called a Nomos).

Date : The dating of this issue appears not to be well understood, and you can find coins in coin archives struck from this obverse die assigned to a variety of over lapping periods, starting about 375 BC and ending about 241 BC.

Size : 19.2 x 20.4 mm.  Weight :  7.22 grams.

Reference : SNG ANS 373f. variety.

Grade
: aVF but at some time this coin was somewhat polished.

Obverse : Head of Nymph right, with an astragalus behind the neck, and an uncertain monogram in front of the neck.

Reverse : Man headed bull (water god) walking right. with EUS below.  The ethic for the city is off the flan at the bottom.

For reasons I do not understand, it has become fashionable to call this coin denomination of nomos.   The Greek word "nomos" appears to simply mean "acceptable currency" and is more an accounting term than the name of a specific coin type.

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