18 December 2022
Hannibalic War Issue
LUCANIA. Metapontion. Punic occupation, circa 215-207 BC. 1/2 Shekel (Silver, 20,5 mm, 3.77 g, 10 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet. Rev. META barley grain with five kernels and leaf to right; on leaf, owl with spread wings perched right. HN III 1634. Robinson p.50, no. 3 and pl. VI.6. SNG ANS 550. Excellent metal and lightly toned. Extremely fine.