Metapontum

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Silver Stater.

Metapontum- captured by the Lucanians circa 300 BC and later passed under Roman control; supported Hannibal, 212 – 207 BC, during the second Punic War.

Leukippos- founder of Metapontum when it was refounded from Sybaris, who is represented on coins of Metapontum as a Helmeted hero.

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Description

Silver Stater.

Metapontum- captured by the Lucanians circa 300 BC and later passed under Roman control; supported Hannibal, 212 – 207 BC, during the second Punic War.

Leukippos- founder of Metapontum when it was refounded from Sybaris, who is represented on coins of Metapontum as a Helmeted hero.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

350 – 330 BC

Obverse

Bearded head of Leukippos wearing Corinthian helmet.

Reverse

Ear of corn; META to left, leaf with dove and AMI to right.


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