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Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena, signed by Kleudoros

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Obverse: Head of Athena facing three-quarters left in crested Athenian helmet with wings; long hair in thick curly masses; necklace with pendants; on bowl, artist's signature. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Lion left devouring prey, held by both forepaws; between hindlegs, monogram of...

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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, partial); 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. 121); 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. 0152.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.65 gm.

Accession Number

04.375

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins