- ID: 393

    Submitter: Federico Pastrone

    Added: 1998-04-21

    LUCANIA. Metapont.

    AR-Stater, 280-270 B.C.
    Av.: Head of Hercules to r., wearing diadem and, around neck, chlamys, over l. shoulder, club.
    Rv.: Corn ear,  to l., META, to r., on leaf, knatharos, below the leaf, BI.
    7,23 g. c. 19 mm.

    Ref.: cf. Kraay-Hirmer 248.

    BoC: 20/2, 1995/6, p. 18.

    FAKE – This coin type was extremely rare until 1993 and worth the effort of copying. The model of this counterfeit is the stater ex Münzen & Medaillen AG 77, 1992, lot 10.

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