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. 0159.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.19 gm.

Accession Number

95.99

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet; on helmet, Pegasos galloping left; on neckpiece, palmette; hair below neckpiece tied, ends loose.
Inscription above: A ???
Inscription behind neckpiece in square incuse: IE
Reverse: Lion to left seizing stag left, biting him in the back.
Inscription around.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund