A very rare didrachm or nomos from Velia from the collection of Prof. S. Pozzi
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LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 440/35-400 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.75 g, 2 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with griffin standing right on the bowl and palmette on the neck guard; above visor, [A]; behind neck guard, Φ. Rev. [ΥEΛHTΩN] Lion attacking stag to right, biting him in the neck. Boston MFA 156 (same dies). HN Italy 1270. Pozzi 675 (this coin). SNG ANS 1252 (same dies). SNG Ashmolean 1122 (same dies). Williams 153s (this coin, O102/R119). Very rare. Beautifully toned and of wonderful style. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.


Ex Leu 83, 6 May 2002, 29 and from the collection of Prof. S. Pozzi, Naville I, 4 April 1921, 246 (acquired by Dr. J. Hirsch for 600 CHF).
Price: 17,500 CHF

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