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Stater of Metapontion with head of Kore

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Obverse: Head of Kore left in barley wreath; hair long, locks shown before neck; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace (coin plated). Reverse: Ear of barley; left, leaf on which tongs upright. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0118.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.31 gm.

Accession Number

11.1757

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins