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ID:     158056
Type:     Greek
Region:     LUCANIA
City:     Velia
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Nomos
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 300-280
Diameter:     21 mm
Weight:     7.5 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     Φ / Π
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena right, wearing crested and winged Attic helmet decorated with a laurel wreath; F behind head, P above crest
Reverse Legend:     ΥΣΛΗΤΩΝ / Ι−Φ
Reverse Description:     Lion walking right; above, I-F flanking grape bunch
Primary Reference:     Williams, Velia 494 (O247/R347)
Reference2:     SNG ANS 1384
Reference3:     SNG Cop 1575 (same dies)
Reference4:     HN 1311
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Near EF, attractively toned.