Greek Coins. Metapontum.
Nomos circa 430-400, AR 7.51 g. Head of Demeter r., wearing fillet, earring and single-pendant necklace; around, branch and ivy leaf. Below chin, B and beneath neck truncation, bipennis. Rev. Ear of barley with leaf to r. Noe 331c (this coin). BMC 135 (these dies). Jameson 270 (this coin). Historia Numorum Italy 1514.
Extremely rare. An unusual and interesting portrait of Demeter of fine style and a
pleasant old cabinet tone. Surface somewhat porous, otherwise good very fine
Ex CNG 40, 1996, 617 and CNG mail bid 82, 2009, 173 sales. From the Sir Arthur J. Evans, Jameson and Colin E. Pitchfork collections.
|Price realized||1'800 CHF 2 bids|
|Starting price||1'600 CHF|