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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]


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.


Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.00 gm.

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The Ancient World


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