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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 (?).


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Metapontion, Lucania


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

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The Ancient World


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