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Nomos of Metapontion with horned head of youth

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Obverse: Young male head to right, with ram's horn and ear; wreath of olive, with three leaves, over forehead. Reverse: Ear of barley with eight grains; leaf to left. At right: META


By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 19. 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 550-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 430 B.C.


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 004.


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.51 gm. Die Axis: 7

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins