Nomos of Metapontion with horned head of youth

Greek
Classical Period
about 430 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 004.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 7.51 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.657

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Young male head to right, with ram’s horn and ear; wreath of olive, with three leaves, over forehead.
Reverse: Ear of barley with eight grains; leaf to left.
At right: META

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 19. 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 550-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour