AE of Metapontion, 400-375 BC ca

Obv. hd nymph facing
Rev. ear of barley, locust l

Johnston - 3.82 g 3 Leu, Auction 83 (2002) no. 18 from Leu Numismatics Ltd, Zürich Auction Leu 83 6-7 May 2002 "This coin, apparently unpublished except for the drawing in Garrucci, is exceptional in every way. It bears one of the very few facing heads to appear on the coinage of Metapontum, and it was very definitely influenced by the latest artistic trends in Sicily. Among other places good parallels for it can be found at Himera, Kamarina and Segesta."