1/3 stater of Metapontion with head of Persephone (?)

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 350/334–330 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 007.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.1187

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone (?) to right, wearing stephane and earring.
Reverse: Ear of wheat; to right, leaf on which there is perched a dove.
Inscription at left, upwards.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art, Bulletin XVI, no. 5); December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 450.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour