Stater of Metapontion with head of Demeter

Classical Period
about 400–340 B.C.

Mint: Lucania, Metapontion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0114.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.69 gm.

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Medium or Technique


On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Demeter left, in ampyx and sphendone decorated with four-pointed stars; loose locks above ear and sphendone; crescent-shaped earring with drop; dotted necklace.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Ear of barley; at left, murex shell.
To right, upwards: inscription in Greek.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund