Stater of Metapontion with head of Kore

Greek
Classical Period
430–410 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0107.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.65 gm.

Accession Number

04.347

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, on back of head in series of waves, parted from crown to ear, bound with taeniae crossing above ear and hanging loose at back; earring with dagger-shaped pendant.
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left.
At right: 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. 78); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund