Italy, Lucania, Metapontum, (c.540-510 B.C.), silver stater, (8.15 g) on broad flan, obv. ear of corn in high relief, to left MET, circled border with dots, rev. ear of corn incuse, MET to right, lined incused border, (cf.S.235, Noe [NN&M 32] Class IV, No.89, SNG ANS 164, cf.SNG Cop. 1160). Toned, struck on a full flan, good very fine and rare.
Ex Alan McRae Collection, purchased for a trifle from a dealers scratch tray.