Stater of Metapontion with seated Apollo
about 430 B.C.
Mint: Lucania, Metapontion
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.67 gm. Die Axis: 4
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Apollo seated right on four-legged stool, lyre in left hand and plektron in right.
At right, laurel bush.
Reverse: Ear of barley. At right, grasshopper.
At left, META
By date unknown: Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig; by 1998: with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland (Auction 13 [Collection Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig], Hotel Baur au Lac, 8022 Zurich, October 8, 1998, lot 134); purchased on behalf of MFA by Classical Numismatic Group Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, Pa.17608; December 16, 1998: purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour