Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0160.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.51 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena to left in crested Athenian helmet with Pegasos galloping left.
Inscription in Greek on neckpiece. Monogram behind neckpiece.
Reverse: Lion walking right; jaws open, tongue protruding.
Above lion, caduceus horizontally right, to head of which a taenia is attached.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Plain border. Round incuse.
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. 126); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund