Stater of Metapontion with ear of barley
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Lucania, Metapontion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0105.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Ear of barley within cable border.
At right, grasshopper upwards.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Apollo standing facing, laurel branch in right hand, bow with two (?) arrows in left; below left, altar on which laurel branch rests.
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. 70); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund