Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
400–317 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0151.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.67 gm.

Accession Number

03.924

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, griffin leaping left, forelegs extended; hair on forehead in wavy locks, below neckpiece tied, ends turned under (die-breaks at right).
Reverse: Lion right seizing stag right, biting his prey in flank.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900