Stater of Metapontion with head of Kore

Greek
Classical Period
430–410 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0109.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.345

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Kore right; hair on forehead in wavy mass, falling below taenia on nape of neck and caught up in loop at back, ends hanging; no earring; before chin, seedpod of poppy (?).
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left, on leaf bird right, wings raised.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 73); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund