Stater of Metapontion with head of Leukippos

Greek
Classical Period
410–330 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0116.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.85 gm.

Accession Number

00.82

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Leukippos to right, in Corinthian helmet without crest, to right.
In left field a lion’s head to right, tongue protruding.
Monogram at right (off flan).
Reverse: Ear of barley, with leaf to left and club downwards in the center.
Initials of magistrate at left (?).
To right, upwards: META

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund