Metapontion — A settlement in Lucania also known as Metapontium - Metapontum
Metapontion - also known as Metapontium or Metapontum - was an important city of Magna Graecia, situated on the gulf of Tarentum, between the river Bradanus and the Casuentus (modern Basento). It was distant about 20 km from Heraclea and 40 from Tarentum.

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.

Modern location:
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An Fourree Stater struck 540-510BC in Metapontion
Obverse: MET or META, Ear of Barley

Reverse: Incuse of obverse

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 4.86 g

A bronze core fourrée of the aforementioned coin with plating entirely absent.

Denomination also called "Nomos".

cf. SNG ANS 209-259
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An AR Didrachm struck 400-340 BCE in Metapontion
Obverse: Head of Demeter right, hair bound with wreath of barley ears

Reverse: META (Barley ear)

Diameter: 19.6 mm
Die Orientation: 6 H
Weight: 8.05 g
At the bottom of Demeter's neck, one can just make out the top of an A and an Ρ for 'ΑΡΙ', or Aristoxenos, the die-cutter. Provenance: Hess-Leu, Lucerne, March 27th 1956, lot 22. Peus, Frankfurt, auction 274, October 29th 1970, lot 1511. Privately purchased from ArtAncient.
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An AR Stater struck c. 330-290 BC in Metapontion
Obverse: head of Demeter right wearing grain ears, triple pendant earring and necklace

Reverse: ear of barley with leaf to right; plough right; META / MAX

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.8 g
No notes for this coin
Johnston Class C1:4; HN Italy 1581
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An AR Nomos struck 550-480 BC in Metapontion
Obverse: Seven-grained barley ear

Reverse: Incuse barley ear

Diameter: 28 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.46 g
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Noe 115
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An AR Stater struck 510-470 BC in Metapontion
Obverse: Barley ear

Reverse: Same type incuse

Diameter: 22 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.96 g
No notes for this coin
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