Drachm of Velia (Hyele) with forepart of lion devouring stag's leg

Greek
Archaic Period
520–500 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0147.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.371

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lion right devouring stag’s leg (off flan); head facing; right foreleg extended holding stag’s leg; truncation dotted.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse.

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. 117); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund