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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Italy| > GI95303
Metapontion, Lucania, Italy, c. 350 - 275 B.C.
|Italy|, |Metapontion,| |Lucania,| |Italy,| |c.| |350| |-| |275| |B.C.|, The unusual blue encrustation on this coin is "Egyptian Blue," calcium copper silicate, a reaction of the copper with sand, lime, and natron. In crushed form, it was one of the earliest Egyptian pigments.
GI95303. Bronze AE 14, Johnston Bronze 31; HN Italy 1666; HGC I 1136 (R2); SNG Munchen 1027; SNG Evans 229; Weber 804; BMC Italy p. , 177; Winterthur 391, VF/aF, fine style, encrustations, scratches, marks, corrosion, Metapontion (Metaponto, Italy) mint, weight 2.043g, maximum diameter 13.5mm, die axis 270o, c. 350 - 275 B.C.; obverse head of Demeter left, wreathed in grain; reverse barley kernel, M-E divided high across field, ant on left, AΓ monogram right; rare; ON LAYAWAY











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