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Referenced by Noe – Pedigreed to 1911


LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 400-340 BC. AR Nomos (22.5mm, 7.97 g, 5h). Head of Demeter left, wearing triple-pendant earring / Grain ear with leaf to right; METAΠONTINΩN upward to left, laurel leaf to right. Noe 524g (this coin); HN Italy 1545. Attractive old cabinet tone, minor die wear and tiny flan flaw in field on obverse. Near EF. Very rare; only three other examples in CoinArchives, all far inferior to this specimen.

Ex Ars Classica XIII (27 June 1928), lot 88; Rev. Percy Barron collection (J. Hirsch XXX, 11 May 1911), lot 180.