Drachm of Velia (Hyele) with head of Hyele

Greek
Early Classical Period
470–460 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0149.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.373

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Hyele right in dotted taenia; hair in straight lines, on forehead looped, at back turned up, ends projecting; plain necklace above dotted one.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed, on olive branch extending upwards at right.
Inscription in Greek.
Round 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. 119); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund