#10157 Silver Didrachm - 400 to 350 BC,Velia (Southern Italian Pennisula) - For Sale
#10157 Silver Didrachm - 400 to 350 BC,Velia (Southern Italian Pennisula)
Historical Context: This coin was minted in Velia. Velia is unlike many Greek cities in italy . Velia was never captured by the Lucanians and in 275 BC became a Roman ally. Velia was located on Western coast of Lucania . This area during the 5th and 4th Centuries BC produced some of the finest ancient coins ever produced.
Obv: Athena in Helmet (Griffen on helmet)
Rev: Lion prowling
Diameter: 22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Quarter)
Weight: 6.9 grams
Condition: Fine plus, Nice Toning