Coin of Metapontion with head of Persephone

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
4th–3rd century B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 5.20 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.651

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, hair bound with wreath and wearing earring.
Reverse: Two ears of barley. Between: META. At right, bird (?).

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour