Stater of Metapontion with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
410–330 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0115.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.59 gm.

Accession Number

97.409

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos left in diadem with maeander pattern and tie-ends hanging at back; above it, row of upright ivy leaves; hair long, loose locks escaping on crown; below chin a Greek sigma or epsilon (off flan).
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf right.
Inscription in Greek.

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