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

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


Mint: Lucania, Velia (Hyele)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0153.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.07 gm.

Accession Number

10.240

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, centaur galloping left, drapery flying backwards across drawn-back left; on neckpiece, scroll; hair on forehead and below neckpiece in loose, curly locks.
Behind neckpiece, monogram of Kleudoros.
Reverse: Lion left devouring prey, held by both forepaws.
Above and below lion, magistrate’s initial and Greek letter.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund