Lucania, Velia

7,000.00

1 in stock

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Description

Circa 400-365 BC. AR didrachm, 7.69 gr., 20.4 mm.

Obv: lion standing to the right, with open mouth; in exergue: owl.

Rev: YEΛH; head of nymph to the right, wearing earrings and necklace; below chin: Φ, before head: grapevine with leaf and bunch of grapes.

Ref: McClean 1406 (these dies); HN Italy 1276. Ex Prospero collection. Ex New York Sale XXVII (2012), lot 88.

Beautiful style, old cabinet tone. Rare. Good very fine.

Ex Hirsch XXX (1911), lot 241; ex Leu 33 (1983), lot 207 (hammerprice: chf 6,250).