LUCANIA. Metapontion. Circa 340-330 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.73 g, 4 h). Head of Demeter to right, wearing wreath of grain ears, pendant earring and simple necklace, and with a light veil at the back of her head. Rev. META Ear of barley with leaf to left; above leaf, mouse; below leaf, Φ. HN Italy 1570. Johnston Class A, 8.8. A bright and attracive piece with a superb head of Demeter. Harshly cleaned and with a die break on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
From a European collection, formed before 2005.