Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0151.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.67 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900