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Stater of Metapontion with seated Apollo

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Obverse: Apollo seated right on four-legged stool, lyre in left hand and plektron in right. At right, laurel bush. Reverse: Ear of barley. At right, grasshopper. At left, META


By date unknown: Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig; by 1998: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 13 [Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig], Hotel Baur au Lac, 8022 Zurich, October 8, 1998, lot 134); purchased on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa.17608; December 16, 1998: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 430 B.C.


Metapontion, Lucania


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.67 gm. Die Axis: 4

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The Ancient World


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