Stater or didrachm of Metapontion with head of Persephone

Greek
Classical Period
about 370 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 005.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.89 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

56.500

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Inscription

O/: AP(I)
R/: ΜΕΤΑ

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour