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Nomos of Metapontion with female head

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Obverse: Female head to right, hair bound with sphendone, wearing necklace and earring. At left: inscription in Greek (signature ?) Reverse: Seven-grained barley ear, with leaf at right. Inscriptions in Greek above leaf and at left. Die axis 1


By date unknown: Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig; by 1998: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 13 [Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig], Hotel Baur au Lac, 8022 Zurich, October 8, 1998, lot 144); by 1999: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa. 17608 (Auction 50, Mail Bid Sale, June 23, 1999, lot 428); purchased at Auction 50 on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group Inc, September 15, 1999

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 400–340 B.C.


Metapontion, Lucania


Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.56 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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