gold 1/3 stater of Metapontion, 330-320 BC ca
Obv. head goddess (Nike) facing
Rev. ear of barley, METAPON, kantharos
Noe-Johnston G4 2.61 g Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Auction 13 8th October 1998 no. 152
Ex Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig no. 152
Traditionally described as either Demeter or Persephone, the typical female deities on Metapontion's coinage,
until a hoard discovered in the 1960s revealed this variety with the declarative inscription NIKA.
Suggestion that it may be part of a special donative issue for Kleonymos (Spartan leader of mercenaries hired by Taras) not sacking the city.
G3 2.61 g Private collection
2.61 g, 9h Classical Numismatic Group Triton X (2007) 44. Price realized: 6,250 USD
2.59 g SNG ANS 396
.... g Gulbenkian 71
.... g Kraay-Hirmer 245 (same obv. die)
.... g Hess-Leu Dec 6 1966 52
G4 2.63 g SNG Lockett 405
2.61 g Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Auction 13 (1998) 152. Ex Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig no. 152