1/3 stater of Metapontion with ear of barley
about 530?–500 B.C.
Mint: Lucania, Metapontion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0101.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.64 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Ear of barley; raised border consisting of row of dots between two plain lines; grasshopper upwards left.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Ear of barley incuse; striated incuse border.
By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 15, 1896, lot 124, partial); 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. 68); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund