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Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter left, in ampyx and sphendone decorated with four-pointed stars; loose locks above ear and sphendone; crescent-shaped earring with drop; dotted necklace; border of dots. Reverse: Ear of barley ; left, murex shell. To right, upwards:META

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. 81); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 400–340 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0114.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.348

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins