Stater or didrachm of Metapontion with head of Persephone
about 370 B.C.
Mint: Lucania, Metapontion
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 005.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.89 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, with ear of barley in hair and beaded necklace.
To left, single grain of barley.
Linear border around.
Faint traces of inscription n truncation of neck: signature of the artist Aristoxenos.
Reverse: Ear of barley, with leaf to left.
Inscription at right.
By 1956: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA for $ 750.00 from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 11, 1956
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour