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ID:     390021
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Velia
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Didrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     circa 300-280 BC
Weight:     7.26 g
Obverse Legend:     P / Φ
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena left, wearing winged and crested Attic helmet; P above visor; Φ below chin.
Reverse Legend:     Φ − Ι / YΣΛΗΤ[ΩΝ]
Reverse Description:     Lion walking left; palm tree behind; above Φ − Ι flanking palm, YΣΛΗΤ[ΩΝ] in ex.
Exergue:     YΕΛΗΤ[ΩΝ]
Primary Reference:     Williams 490 (O244/R345)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 1383 (same dies)
Reference3:     SNG Cop 1576 (same dies)
Reference4:     HN Italy 1310
Photograph Credit:     CNG
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=52647
Grade:     VF, obverse slighly rough.
Notes:     From the Tony Hardy Collection.