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Drachm of Metapontion with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet on which scrolls; hair long; pendant earring; necklace; border of dots. Reverse: Ear of barley; right, leaf on which club downwards. No inscription.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 89); September, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 310–300 B.C. or later


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0122.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.02 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins