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Drachm of Velia (Hyele) with head of Hyele

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Obverse: Head of nymph Hyele right in dotted taenia; hair in straight lines, on forehead looped, at back turned up, ends projecting; plain necklace above dotted one. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed, on olive branch extending upwards at right; round incuse. Inscription in...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 119); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 470–460 B.C.


Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0149.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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