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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

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0159.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.19 gm.

Accession Number

95.99

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins