A silver stater coin from the town of Metapontum in Lucania, Italy circa 350 BC
Head of Leucippus in Corinthian helmet facing right; behind, a cross headed torch
Ear of barley with leaf on right side; to left META, above leaf a monogram like HH
Leucippus was the leader of the colonising group that settled Metapontum in about 700 BC
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Lincoln, Eugene von Guerard, 15 Mar 1976
circa 300 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.8. Purchased by von Guerard from Mr Lincoln of London for 7 shillings.
Type of item
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 7.751 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p.248 no.81 cf Sear 415
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 248 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 47 Pages