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Stater of Metapontion with head of Kore

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Obverse: Head of Kore right; hair on forehead in wavy mass, falling below taenia on nape of neck and caught up in loop at back, ends hanging; no earring; before chin, seed pod of poppy (?). Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left, on leaf bird right, wings raised. [inscription]

Provenance

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. 73); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–410 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0109.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.345

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins