Diobol of Metapontion with ear of barley
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Lucania, Metapontion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0104.
Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.29 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund