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Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right; in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl griffin's left foreleg raised; on neckpiece, palmette; hair on forehead looped, in a bunch on cheek; dotted necklace. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Lion right seizing stag right, biting him in neck; stag's head upwards,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 16, 1896, lot 175); 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. 123); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0156.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.80 gm.

Accession Number

04.376

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins