Stater of Metapontion with head of Hygieia

Greek
Classical Period
430–410 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0111.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.93 gm.

Accession Number

03.922

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hygieia to right.; hair on forehead in wavy mass, on back of head in series of waves, parted from crown to ear, bound with taeniae; pointed earring; plain necklace.
Laurel wreath border.
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left.
On right: META according to entry in Brett catalogue but not visible here.

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