Coin: Stater, Metapontum


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Artifact Identification Coin: Stater, Metapontum   (1900.63.0003)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Italy, Metapontum
Period/Date 550-470 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.43 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.30 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 5.74 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

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This Greek coin is a Stater from the ancient city Metapontum in southern Italy. Italy, as well as Sicily, was part of Magna Graecia (Great Greece) that had Greek colonies. The coin was struck during the mid-6th to early 5th century BCE. The obverse contains an ear of corn. To the right of the ear are the letters META (Mu Epsilon Tau Alpha) denoting it is from Metapontum. The reverse is an incuse ear of corn.

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Artifact History

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Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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