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Diobol (Coin) Depicting an Ear of Grain

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

500/473 BCE

Artist:

Greek; minted in Metapontum, Italy

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts an ear of barley.

The back depicts a bull with its head and horns facing downwards. A fillet, or headband, adorns its brow.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Diobol (Coin) Depicting an Ear of Grain

Origin

Metapontum

Date

500 BC–473 BC

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: MET

Dimensions

Diam. 1.3 cm; 1.13 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1155

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