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. 0157.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.379

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet; on helmet, olive wreath and wing; pointed earring; dotted necklace.
Inscriptions in Greek above and behind neckpiece.
Reverse: Lion walking right, jaws open, no tongue protruding.
Above, bunch of grapes downwards;
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.
Single ground line; no border. 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. 128); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund