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Coin of Metapontion with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, hair bound with wreath and wearing earring. Reverse: Two ears of barley. Between: META. At right, bird (?).

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th–3rd century B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 5.20 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.651

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins