LUCANIA. Metapontum. Circa 330-290 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.85 g, 2 h), struck under the magistrates Dex... and Ly... Head of Demeter to left, wearing grain wreath, triple pendant earring and pearl necklace; to left, below Demeter's chin, ΔΕ[Χ] (retrograde). Rev. ΜΕΤΑ (retrograde) Ear of barley with seven grains and with leaf to left; above leaf, lighted altar; below right, ΥΛ (retrograde). HN III 1593. Johnston Class C. 10.4. Same dies as Nomos 21, 42. Very attractively toned and struck on a broad flan. Scratches on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
From a Swiss collection, acquired from Galerie Arete on 16 January 1998 (inv. no: 8882).