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Didrachm of Metapontion with female head

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Obverse: Female head to right; fillet wound four times around head, leaving topknot of loose curls; pendant earring. Border of dots. Reverse: Ear of wheat; to left, leaf on which there is a palmette. Inscription in Greek at right, upwards. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1959: with Jacques Schulman, Keizersgracht 448, Amsterdam, Holland (Schulman auction, Carlton Hotel, Amsterdam, March 9-12, 1959, catalogue 232, lot 1274); purchased at the Schulman auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1; April 9, 1959: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for $ 1,325.00 (this is the total price for 59.247-59.251)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 006.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.48 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

59.247

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins