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Stater of Metapontion with ear of barley and a grasshopper

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Obverse: Ear of barley, with seven grains; to right, grasshopper upwards; at left, Greek inscription downwards. Cable border. Reverse: Incuse ear of barley; at left, dolphin upward in raised outline. Striated border.

Provenance

By 1956: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA for $ 400.00 from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 11, 1956

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–510 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lukania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 003.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 8.14 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

56.499

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins