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. 0158.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.52 gm.

Accession Number

08.356

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athenia left in crested Athenian helmet; on helmet, Pegasos galloping left; on neckpiece, palmette; hair below neckpiece tied, ends loose.
Inscriptions in Greek in front of crest and behind neckpiece in square incuse..
Reverse: Lion left seizing stag left, biting him in back.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund