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1/3 stater of Metapontion with head of Persephone (?)

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Obverse: Head of Persephone (?) to right, wearing stephane and earring. Reverse: Ear of wheat; to right, leaf on which there is perched a dove. Inscription in Greek at left, upwards. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art, Bulletin XVI, no. 5); December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 450.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350/334–330 B.C.


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 007.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm. Die Axis: 9

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins