1/3 stater of Metapontion with head of Leukippos

Late Classical Period
334–330 B.C.

Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 008.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.89 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Leukippos to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling a rock.
Inscription in upper right field.
Reverse: Two ears of wheat.
Inscriptions between ears and on right ear.


Said to have been found at Rhegium in 1935; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 404); by 1955: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 2, October 25-28, 1955, lot 290); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., February 12, 1959, for £ 285/-/-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour