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Didrachm of Metapontion with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet. Inscription in Greek at left. Reverse: Ear of barley, with leaf at right on which owl stands. Inscription in Greek at left and right of ear of barley, upwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Collection R. Jameson, vol. IV, no. 2401); by 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. A.G., December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 280 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.77 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

65.1677

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins