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LUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 540-510 BC. AR Third Nomos (18.5mm, 2.72 g, 12h). Ear of barley with seven grains and bracts at base; MET down left field / Incuse ear of barley with seven grains. Noe Class I, 33; Gorini 5; HN Italy 1460; SNG ANS 177; SNG Lloyd 294; SNG Lockett 373–4; Bement 157. Near EF, toned, light cleaning marks on reverse. Excellent metal for issue.

From the Stoecklin Collection.

From the earliest issue of coinage at Metapontion, and among the earliest coinage struck in Italy.