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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

Provenance

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.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.93 gm.

Accession Number

03.922

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins