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Drachm of Metapontion with head of Nike

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Obverse: Facing head of Nike, wearing necklace. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Ear of barley. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1969: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 334–320 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

69.1145

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins