Coins from Lucania
Lucania was an ancient area of Southern Italy. It was the land of the Lucani, an Oscan people. It extended from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Gulf of Taranto. It bordered with Samnium and Campania in the north, Apulia in the east, and Bruttium in the south-west.

The precise limits were the river Silarus in the north-west, which separated it from Campania, and the Bradanus, which flows into the Gulf of Taranto, in the east. The lower tract of the river Laus, which flows from a ridge of the Apennine Mountains to the Tyrrhenian Sea in an east-west direction, marked part of the border with Bruttium.

Almost the whole area is occupied by the Apennine Mountains, which here are an irregular group of lofty masses. The towns on the east coast were Metapontum, Heraclea, and Sins. To the south stood Sybaris. On the west coast stood Posidonia, Elea, Pyxus, and Laüs.
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
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.
No references provided for this coin
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
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
No references provided for this coin
(5) Thourioi
An AR Nomos struck c. 400-350 BC in Thourioi
Obverse: head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla; E

Reverse: bull butting right; fish swimming right below; ΘOYPIΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.65 g
No notes for this coin
HN Italy 1783; cf. SNG ANS 1015
(6) Thourioi
An AR Double Nomos | Distater struck c. 400-300 BC in Thourioi
Obverse: head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla

Reverse: bull butting right; 2 fish right in exergue ΘOYPIΩN / EYΦA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 15.5 g
No notes for this coin
SNG COP. 1430
(7) Velia
An AR Nomos struck 334-300 BC in Velia
Obverse: Head of Athena left, wearing a crested Phrygian helmet decorated with a Centaur

Reverse: (KE) monogram of Kleudoros Lion standing left devouring prey A / Φ YEΛHTΩN (unreadable)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.25 g
No notes for this coin
Williams 328 (O174/R244); HN Italy 1294; SNG ANS 1337