#9937 Silver Didrachm - 400 to 350 BC Velia (Southern Italian Pennisula) - For Sale
#9937 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, Trident above
Diameter: 22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Quarter)
Weight: 6.8 grams
Condition: Fine/Good, Original Hoard Toning