Stater 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. 0103.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.340

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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: Incuse ear of barley.
Striated incuse border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 15, 1896, lot 124); 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. 66); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund