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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 helmet, Pegasos galloping left. Inscription in Greek on neckpiece and behind neckpiece. Reverse: Lion walking right; jaws open, tongue protruding; above, caduceus horizontally right, to head of which a taenia is attached; ground line;...

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Provenance

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. 126); 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. 0160.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.51 gm.

Accession Number

04.378

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins