Drachm of Velia (Hyele) with head of Hyele
Early Classical Period
Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0149.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.99 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund