Didrachm of Metapontion with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 280 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.77 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

65.1677

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Ear of barley, with leaf at right on which owl stands.
Inscription in Greek at left and right of ear of barley, upwards.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Collection R. Jameson, vol. IV, no. 2401); by 1965: with Bank Leu & Co. A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu & Co. A.G., December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour