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Stater of Metapontion with head of Leukippos

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Obverse: Head of Leukippos right, in Corinthian helmet without crest; left, hare seated left (off flan). Inscription in Greek to right. Reverse: Ear of barley; right, leaf on which bird with wings raised. To left, upwards: META

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410–330 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0117.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.346

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins