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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, locks shown before neck; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace; border of dots. Inscription in Greek at right, below chin. Reverse: Ear of barley; right, leaf on which plow left. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields.


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. 87); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0120.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.92 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins