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ID:     851459
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Metapontum
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Nomos
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 340-330
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     7.81 g
Die Axis:     7 h
Obverse Legend:     [Φ]
Obverse Description:     Head of Demeter right, wearing grain-ear wreath, triple-pendant earring, [and necklace]; [Φ to lower right]
Reverse Legend:     Φ / META
Reverse Description:     Barley ear of seven grains, leaf to left; mouse above leaf, Φ below
Primary Reference:     Johnston class A, 8.11 (same dies)
Reference2:     HN Italy 1569
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, toned.
Notes:     From the J. Olphin Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 32 (7 December 1994), lot 1033.