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. 0105.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.343

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ear of barley within cable border.
At right, grasshopper upwards.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Apollo standing facing, laurel branch in right hand, bow with two (?) arrows in left; below left, altar on which laurel branch rests.
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund