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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; plain necklace; laurel wreath border. Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left. On right: META


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, Classical Period, 430–410 B.C.


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0111.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.93 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins