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Stater of Metapontion with head of Hygieia

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Obverse: Head of Hygieia to right.; hair on forehead in wavy mass, on back of head in series of waves, parted from crown to ear, bound with taeniae; pointed earring. Inscription in Greek on truncation. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left. On right,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Classical Period, 430–410 B.C.


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0110.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.86 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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