Diobol of Metapontion with ear of barley

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–473 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0104.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.342

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ear of barley within raised border of row of dots between two plain lines.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Facing incuse bull’s head, horns curving downwards.
Striated incuse border.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund