Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter, signed by Aristoxenos

Greek
Classical Period
410–330 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0113.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.90 gm.

Accession Number

08.341

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter left in wreath of olive with one ivy leaf below; hair on forehead and above ear in loose wavy locks, rolled and held by taenia at back; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace.
Inscription in Greek on truncation.
Plain border.
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund