LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.52 g, 5 h). EΛEYΘEPIOΣ Laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios to right; behind, Δ. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, crouching silenos; below leaf, ΔA. HN Italy 1557. Johnston Class A, 2.1 (same dies). SNG ANS 451 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 373 (same obverse die). An elegant and beautifully toned coin of superb late Classical style. Extremely fine.
From an important collection of coins from Magna Graecia and Punic Sicily, formed in the 1990s and early 2000s.
This and the following lot 154 below were struck from the same pair of dies.