Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter

Classical Period
430–410 B.C.

Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0112.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.05 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Demeter left; hair on forehead and above ear in loose wavy locks, rolled and held by taenia at back; pendant earring; dotted necklace with jewel and tie-ends; at left, torch upwards and Inscription in Greek naming the goddess.
Border of dots.
(die break on hair at back).
Reverse: Ear of barley with leaf at left.
Inscription in Greek to right and left.


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. 72); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund