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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.

Provenance

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

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.351

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins