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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

Provenance

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.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.56 gm.

Accession Number

1999.449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins