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Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, griffin leaping left, forelegs extended; hair on forehead in wavy locks, below neckpiece tied, ends turned under (die-breaks at right). Reverse: Lion right seizing stag right, biting his prey in flank. Inscription in Greek around....

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

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


Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0151.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.67 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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