Summary

A silver stater coin from the town of Metapontum in Lucania, Italy circa 350 BC
Mint: Metapontum

Obverse Description

Head of Leucippus in Corinthian helmet facing right; behind, a cross headed torch

Reverse Description

Ear of barley with leaf on right side; to left META, above leaf a monogram like HH

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

Leucippus was the leader of the colonising group that settled Metapontum in about 700 BC

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