Stater of Metapontion with ear of barley
about 530?–500 B.C.
Mint: Lucania, Metapontion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0100.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.43 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Ear of barley.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
Raised border consisting of row of dots between two plain lines.
Reverse: Ear of barley, incuse.
Striated incuse border.
By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 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. 64); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund