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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.52 gm.

Accession Number

00.85

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins