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Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter right in barley wreath and veil; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace: hair rolled. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Ear of barley; left, leaf on which field mouse left. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 310–300 B.C. or later


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0121.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.87 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins