Stater of Velia (Hyele) with head of Athena
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0158.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.52 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athenia left in crested Athenian helmet; on helmet, Pegasos galloping left; on neckpiece, palmette; hair below neckpiece tied, ends loose.
Inscriptions in Greek in front of crest and behind neckpiece in square incuse..
Reverse: Lion left seizing stag left, biting him in back.
Inscription in Greek at right.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund