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. 0155.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.30 gm.

Accession Number

04.377

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena left, in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, griffin left, forelegs extended; wavy hair over visor; hair below neckpiece tied, ends turned under.
Inscription in Greek behind neckpiece.
Reverse: Lion walking right; jaws open, tongue protruding.
Inscriptions in Greek above lion (magistrate’s initial) and in exergue.
Ground line; plain border.

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. 125); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund