Stater of Metapontion with head of Apollo Karneios

Greek
Classical Period
430–410 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0106.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.45 gm.

Accession Number

97.427

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo Karneios to right, with ram’s horn and ear; hair in forehead in parallel waves, at back and on neck in separate wavy locks; row of upright olive leaves above forehead.
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund