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Didrachm of Velia
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Didrachm of Velia


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Obverse: Head of Athena, helmeted with pegasus and human figure decoration, right, wearing a triangular earring. Reverse: Lion prowling right.
Exhibitions
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Greek; reverse] YEΛHTΩN [Translation] Of the people of Velia
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
335-330 BCE (Late Classical)
Medium
silver; struck
(Coins & Medals)
Accession Number
59.519
Measurements
Max diam: 13/16 in. (2.06 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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