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Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter left; hair on forehead and above ear in loose wavy locks, rolled and held by taenia at back; pendant earring; dotted necklace with jewel and tie-ends; left, torch upwards and [inscription] , naming goddess; border of dots (die break on hair at back). Reverse: Ear of...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 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. 72); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–410 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0112.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.344

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins