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Stater or didrachm of Metapontion with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, with ear of barley in hair and beaded necklace; to left, single grain of barley. Linear border around. Inscription in Greek on truncation of neck: API (signature of the artist Aristoxenos). Reverse: Ear of barley, with leaf to left. Inscription in Greek at...

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Provenance

By 1956: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA for $ 750.00 from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 11, 1956

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 370 B.C.

Mint

Metapontion, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 005.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.89 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

56.500

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins