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Stater of Metapontion with head of Kore

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Obverse: Head of Kore right in barley wreath; hair long; triple-pendant earring. Reverse: Ear of barley; to right, leaf on which plow to left. Inscription in Greek in right and left fields: META MAX.


Need to work on this. Brett says this is Regling no. 88. Regling also says 86 is Greenwell and 88 is not. Further, 88 is not at MFA and 86 is. 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. 88); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 310–300 B.C. or later


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0119.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.56 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins