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bgr_664482 - LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
380.00 €(Approx. 414.20$ | 315.40£)
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 350/340 - 320/310 AC.
Mint name / Town : Vélia
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très joli lion au revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE ; MONOGRAMME DERRIÈRE LE CASQUE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque phrygien à cimier avec triple aigrette, orné d'un centaure.
Obverse legend : KE.

Reverse


Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche, dévorant une proie.
Reverse legend : UELHTWN/ F.
Reverse translation : (de Vélia).

Historical background


LUCANIA - Velia

(350-281 BC)

Velia Elea for the Greeks, was founded around 540 BC by the Phoenicians who left Asia Minor after the fall of Sardis in 546 BC Velia became an ally of the Romans from 275 before BC The lion was the symbol of the city where its use on the coinage of Marseille Marseille as the metropolis had close ties with Velia.

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