Drachm of Velia (Hyele) with head of Hyele
Early Classical Period
Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0150.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.91 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Head of nymph Hyele right; hair at back rolled; plain necklace.
At left: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Owl standing left on olive branch, with head full front.
Olive branch reaches upwards at left.
Inscription in Greek in field at right.
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. 120); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund