Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
310–300 B.C. or later


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0121.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.87 gm.

Accession Number

03.923

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter right in barley wreath and veil; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace: hair rolled.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Ear of barley; left, leaf on which field mouse left.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900