Though Metapontum was an ancient Greek Achaean colony,various traditions assigned to it a much earlier origin.
It played an important part in several conflicts, including the Peloponessian War, the Pyrrhic War, and the Punic Wars - before falling under Roman sovereignty in 207 BC.
Reverse: Incuse of obverse
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 4.86 g
A bronze core fourrée of the aforementioned coin with plating entirely absent.
Denomination also called "Nomos".
Reverse: META (Barley ear)
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 8.05 g
Reverse: ear of barley with leaf to right; plough right; META / MAX
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.8 g