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Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athenia left in crested Athenian helmet; on helmet, Pegasos galloping left; on neckpiece, palmette; hair below neckpiece tied, ends loose. Inscription in Greek above and behind neckpiece in square incuse.. Reverse: Lion left seizing stag left, biting him in back; no ground line...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0158.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.52 gm.

Accession Number

08.356

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins