Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena, signed by Kleudoros

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

Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0152.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.65 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena facing three-quarters left in crested Athenian helmet with wings; on bowl, artist’s signature in Greek; long hair in thick curly masses; necklace with pendants.
Reverse: Lion left devouring prey, held by both forepaws
Between hindlegs, monogram of Kleudoros.
Inscription in Greek in exergue..
Ground line; plain border (large die breaks).


By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 16, 1896, lot 175, partial); 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. 121); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund