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ID:     390002
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Velia
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Didrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     circa 344-300 BC
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     7.52 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena left, wearing Phrygian helmet adorned with sphinx; monogram behind neck guard.
Reverse Legend:     [Υ]ΣΛΗΤΩΝ KE / A
Reverse Description:     Lion standing left, devouring prey; A above, KE monogram below.
Exergue:     YΕΛΗΤΩΝ
Primary Reference:     Williams 324 (O172/R242)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 1329 (same dies)
Reference3:     HN Italy 1293
Source:     http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/saylesandlavender/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=8839
Grade:     VF
Notes:     Struck from worn dies.