LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 400-340 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20.5 mm, 7.49 g, 9 h). Female head to right, wearing single-pendant earring, the head encircled by a braid of hair, the ends of which are arranged as an aigrette at the top. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to right; above leaf, retrograde K slanting upwards. HN III 1551. Noe, Metapontum 517 (same dies). Fine style and a rare type. Surfaces a little porous and rough, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF