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Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles of Syracuse

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Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet; on helmet wing; no letter on neckpiece. Inscription in Greek before neck and behind neckpiece. Reverse: Lion walking left; above, triskeles left with wings at ankles; no border. Inscription in Greek above and in exergue. (see media...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 317–289 B.C.

Mint

Velia (Hyele), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0161.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.35 gm.

Accession Number

10.566

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins