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Stater of Metapontion with ear of barley

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Obverse: Ear of barley; raised border consisting of row of dots between two plain lines. Inscription in Greek at right and left. Reverse: Ear of barley, incuse; striated incuse border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 15, 1896, lot 124, partial); 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. 64); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530?–500 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0100.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.43 gm.

Accession Number

04.338

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins