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Didrachm of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena, signed by Philistion

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing necklace, earrings and a crested Corinthian helmet, on which is a quadriga, driven by Nike. On neck-piece a horse-man riding to right. On the band of the crest the artist's signature in Greek. Border of dots. Reverse: Lion standing to left, head...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 400–317 B.C.


Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0154.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.52 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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