This Lucania, Metapontion Silver Stater is from a Achaean location of great antiquity located in present day Italy. After having been destroyed, it was reestablished under the leadership of Leukippos, in the sixth century B.C. It occupied a very fertile plain located on the Gulf of Tarentum, between the rivers Bradanos and Kasuentos. The earliest coinage consisted of staters ,one thirds staters, sixths, and Twelfths, inscribed ΜΕΤΑΠ◇ΝΤS, usually abbreviated, and sometimes backwards. In their make up the coins resemble those of the other Achaean cities, that is, thin disks with the reverse incused.