Macedon, Neapolis, AR hemidrachm, 424-350 B.C.

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Macedon, Neapolis, AR hemidrachm, 424-350 B.C.
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Macedon, Neapolis, AR hemidrachm, 424-350 B.C. SNG ANS 444 ff. SNG Copenhagen 227/8. 1.92 grams Gorgoneion facing with protruding tongue / Ν Ε Ο Π Head of the nymph of Neapolis to right, her hair coiled around her head and with a bun at the back, wearing a plain necklace with a pendant. A particularly choice, toned example with magnificent detail. Extremely fine. Neapolis, modern Kavala, was founded by Thasos to take advantage of nearby gold and silver mines. It later became independent and exploited its silver riches by producing an important coinage of staters and fractions, which began in the last quarter of the 6th century BC. Pedigreed to the Nomos Auction 182 of 5/8/12, lot 46 (note: printed catalog has the wrong pedigree).