Lucania, Velia, AR Nomos, c. 300-280 BC
City/Region:
Lucania, Velia
Denomination:
AR Nomos
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 300-280 BC
Obverse:
Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with olive wreath on bowl
Reverse:
ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ, lion prowling right; below, N; in exergue, thyrsos right
Size:
21.32mm, 7.5g, 10h
Grade:
gVF, lightly toned, slight golden tint, light bumps and scrapes
Rarity:
very rare, less than 5 examples in online auction archives
Provenance:
ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf Auction 420 ( 1 November 2017), Lot 1018; ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE) Auction 30 (28 May 2009), Lot 875; ex Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung Auction 58 (1992), Lot 40
References:
Williams Velia 390 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 1571 (same dies); SNG Gale 909 (same dies); SNG ANS 1351 (same dies); BMC Italy [Velia] p. 310, 66-67; HN Italy 1300; SNG Soutzos -; SGCV I -

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