Ancient Coinage of Lucania, Velia



Velia, Hyele or Elea, modern day Castell'a Mare di Bruca, Lucania, on the Tyrrhenian sea. Originally founded by the Greeks as Hyele in ancient Magna Graecia ca. 538–535 BC.

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BMC 106Velia AR Didrachm. Helmeted head of Athena left in crested Corinthian helmet, Φ on the ear flap, AΡ monogram behind head / YEΛHTΩN beneath lion prowling right, caduceus without fillet above. BMC 106; Mionnet I, 726.TextImage
BMC 119Velia, Lucania. 425-390 BC. AE 14mm; 3.0g. Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress right / YEΛH, Owl standing left, head facing. BMC 119; Mangieri 186; Sallusto 1104; Rutter IV M 186.TextImage
BMC 128Velia, Lucania. AE 11mm. Female head right, bound with broad diadem, hair turned up behind. (or head of Apollo Karneios with ram's horn?) / YEΛH above, owl standing slightly right, head facing, wings spread; AR monogram in right field. BMC 128; Lindgren 319.TextImage
BMC 131Velia, Lucania. 390-200 BC, AE 11mm; 1.7g. Helmeted head of Athena right / YEΛH-TΩN, owl standing right, head facing, wings closed. BMC 131; Hands, Magna Graeca, p. 153, VII.TextImage
BMC 133Velia, Lucania, AE12; 2nd-1st c. BC. 1.77gr. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet. Y-E Λ-H to left and right of tripod. BMC 133.TextImage
Grose 1460Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. ca 400-268 BC. Head of Athena right wearing helmet ornamented with griffin, with warrior figure on neck guard / lion prowling right, ΦΘ above, YEΛHTΩN below. Grose (McClean) 1460. TextImage
Grose 1470Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. 400-350 BC. Head of Athena right wearing helmet ornamented with griffin, with warrior figure on neck guard / lion prowling right, YEΛHTΩN above. Grose (McClean) 1470. TextImage
HN Italy 1272Velia, Lucania. 440/35-ca. 400 BC. AR drachm. 17mm, 3.61g. Head of nymph left, delta behind head / YEΛH, Owl standing left on olive-branch. Williams 193; SNG ANS 1264; SNG Ashmolean 1138; SNG Delepierre 405; HN Italy 1272. TextImage
HN Italy 1326Velia, Lucania. AE14mm, 2.59 gr. 350-300 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / (YEΛH above), Owl standing facing, wings spread; AP monogram at lower right. Rutter HN 1326; Garr. 119/31.TextImage
HN Italy 1330Velia, AE12 of Velia, Lucania. Laureate head of Zeus right / YEΛHTΩN beneath owl standing facing, wings spread. HN Italy 1330; SNG Cop. 1603.TextImage
Lindgren 320Hyele (Velia), Lucania. AE 3.52 gr. 350-280 AD. Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress / Owl standing right, head facing, all within laurel wreath. SNG ANS 1413. SNG München 904. Lindgren II, 15, 320 (this coin).TextImage
Mangieri 186vVelia, Lucania. 425-200 BC. AE 16mm; 4.4g. Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin / Owl standing half right with wings spread. Unpublished? cf Mangieri 186 var; Sallusto 1104 var. (both Heracles facing right).TextImage
Sambon 26Velia, Lucania, Dichalkis, AE 11mm, 1.8g. Head of Herakles right, with lionskin headdress / YE-ΛH, Owl standing facing on branch, wings spread. Sambon (Italie Meridionale), 36.TextImage
Sambon 44Velia, Lucania. Ca. 450-400 BC. AE 14mm; 2.2g. Helmeted head of Athena right / YEΛH, Owl standing left on olive branch. Sambon 44.TextImage
SNGANS 1308Velia, Lucania. Circa 350-330 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right in Attic helmet decorated with griffin / lion walking right, YEΛHTΩN below. TextImage
SNG ANS 1317Velia, Lucania, 450-400 BC. AR Nomos. 7.29 gr. 22.00 mm. Head of Athena left wearing crested Attic helmet / YEΛHTΩN (in ex.), lion standing left, head turned back, ram's head to left, KE monogram below.TextImage
SNGANS 1349Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. Helmeted head of Athena left / lion feeding left, YEΛHTΩN below. TextImage
SNGANS 1375Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. ca 305/4-293/290 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; A behind / lion walking right; above, dolphin between I & Φ, YEΛHTΩN below. TextImage
SNGANS 1430Velia, Lucania. Circa 350-300 BC. AE 13mm. Laureate head of Zeus left / Owl facing. Rutter HN 1328. TextImage
SNGCop 1563Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. Athena left in crested helmet / lion feeding left, Λ above, monogram below, YEΛHTΩN in ex. TextImage
SNGCop 1586Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. ca 350 BC. Head of Athena left wearing crested helmet decorated with springing griffin Φ on neck, A to right / lion walking right, caduceus above, YEΛHTΩN below. TextImage
SNGCop 1602Lucania, Velia AE13. ca 350-300 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / owl facing. TextImage
SNGDel_407Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. 4th century BC. Wreathed, helmeted head of Athena right / Lion attacking stag right. TextImage
Williams 13Velia, Lucania. ca 535-510 BC. AR Drachm. Forepart of lion right, tearing at stag's leg / Quadripartite incuse square. Rosen 20, SNG ANS 1202-1204. TextImage
Williams 54Lucania, Velia AR Drachm. 510-465 BC. Forepart of lion as seen from above / quadripartite incuse. TextImage
Williams 163Velia, Lucania. Circa 440/35-400 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos & laurel wreath / Lion attacking stag right. SNG ANS 1259. TextImage
Williams 185Velia, Lucania. Circa 440-400 BC. AR Drachm. Head of nymph right / Owl standing right on branch; D before. SNG ANS 1265. TextImage
Williams 211Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. Circa 400-365 BC. Lion crouching right; in exergue, owl standing right on olive spray / YEΛH, head of nymph right, in single pendant earring & necklace; grape vine before, Φ below chin. SNG ANS 1229. TextImage
Williams 214Lucania, Velia, AR Stater. ca 400-340 BC. Lion right, retrograde B above / Head of nymph Hyele right, hair tucked up behind under beaded diadem. TextImage
Williams 256Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. ca 340-334 BC. Head of Athena left, in crested Attic helmet with griffin device on bowl, retrograde RQ monogram behind neck / Lion walking right, F above. TextImage
Williams 263Velia, Lucania. Circa 365-340 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; O behind neck / Lion walking right; F above. SNG ANS 1296-7. TextImage
Williams 265Velia, Lucania. Circa 340-334 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right, in Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; P behind / Lion walking right; P below. SNG ANS 1297. TextImage
Williams 272Lucania, Velia AR Stater. ca 365–350/40 BC. Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet ornamented with griffin on bowl, Θ behind Athena’s neck / YEΛHTΩN, lion walking right, Φ above, Θ under belly. SNG Oxford 216–223, HN Italy 1284. TextImage
Williams 282Velia, Lucania. Circa 340-334 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right, in Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; Q behind / Lion walking right; E (retrograde) above. SNG ANS -, HN Italy 1285. TextImage
Williams 290Hyele (later Velia), Lucania, AR Nomos, 365-340 BC. 7.44 g. Helmeted head of Athena right with griffin on helmet / Lion prowling right, Phi above, theta below. YEΛHTΩN in ex. Williams, Velia 70,290; SNG Oxford 1222.TextImage
Williams 297Velia, Lucania, 450-400 BC. AR Didrachm, 6.87 g, 20.82 mm. Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet / YEΛHTΩN beneath lion walking left, Φ above, KE monogram below. BMC 60; HN 1289; Williams 297; Sear -.TextImage
Williams 323Lucania, Velia AR Stater. ca 350/40–320/10 BC. Head of Athena left in crested Phrygian helmet adorned with centauress on bowl & scroll on neckguard, KE monogram behind neck / YEΛHTΩN, lion left, gnawing on prey, KE monogram above, Φ under belly. SNG ANS 1327, HN Italy 1293. TextImage
Williams 327Velia, Lucania. ca 334-300 BC. AR Nomos. From the workshop of Kleudoros. Head of Athena left, in a crested Phrygian helmet decorated with a centaur; KE monogram behind / YYEΛHTΩN beneath lion standing left devouring prey; A above, KE monogram below. SNG ANS 1337. TextImage
Williams 329Velia, Lucania. c350-310 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in a Phrygian helmet decorated with centauress; monogram behind / YEΛHTΩN, lion tearing at prey; A above, monogram below. SNG ANS 1321. TextImage
Williams 329cfVelia, Lucania. Circa 334-300 BC. AR Nomos. Kleudoros group. Helmeted head of Athena left; monogram behind neck guard / Lion standing left, devouring animal part; monogram below. HN Italy 1294. TextImage
Williams 334Lucania, Velia AR Stater. ca 334–?300 BC. Head of Athena three quarters left, in bead necklace & crested, winged Phrygian helmet inscribed on bowl above visor / YEΛHTΩN, lion left, tearing prey, EK monogram under belly. TextImage
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Williams 353Velia, Lucania. Circa 334-300 BC. AR Nomos. From the workshop of Kleudoros. Head of Athena left, in crested Phrygian helmet decorated with a centaur; KE monogram behind / Lion standing left devouring prey; A above, monogram below. SNG ANS 1347. TextImage
Williams 355Velia, Lucania. Circa 334-300 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in Phrygian helmet decorated with winged centaur; monogram behind / Lion standing left, devouring prey; F below. HN Italy 1296. TextImage
Williams 385aVelia, Lucania. ca 305-290 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with a laurel wreath / YEΛHTΩN above, lion walking right; grape cluster in exergue. Hunter 51. TextImage
Williams 386Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right, in laureate Attic helmet / Lion walking right; N below, thyrsos in exergue. SNG ANS 1353, SNG Copenhagen 1572. TextImage
Williams 402Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. ca 305/4-293/0 BC. Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet ornamented with griffin, in triple-pendant earring & pearl necklace, F behind neck / YEΛHTΩN, lion walking right, grape cluster in exergue. SNG ANS 1354. TextImage
Williams 424Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. Philistion group. Head of Athena right in helmet ornamented with a griffin; D above helmet / Lion advancing right; Φ-I to left and right of pentagram above. SNG ANS 1370. TextImage
Williams 431Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet ornamented with griffin, Δ before crest / YEΛHTΩN, lion walking right, Φ-I to left and right of pentagram above. SNG ANS 1366, HN Italy 1306. TextImage
Williams 438Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. Circa 300-280 BC. Head of Athena right, in Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; Δ above point of visor / YEΛHTΩN, lion standing right; above, Φ-I flanking pentagram. Williams 438, SNG Cop 1580, SNG ANS 1373. TextImage
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Williams 441Lucania, Velia AR Didrachm. Head of Athena right / Lion walking right. TextImage
Williams 443Velia, Lucania. c305-290 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right in Attic helmet decorated with griffin over wreath; A behind neck, F before / YEΛHTΩN below lion walking right; dolphin between I-Φ above. SNG ANS 1376. TextImage
Williams 444Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right, in Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A behind, F before / Lion walking right; dolphin above, I & Φ to left and right of dolphin. SNG ANS 1376. TextImage
Williams 449Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena right, in Attic helmet decorated with a griffin & a laurel wreath; A behind, F before / Lion walking right; dolphin right between I F above. SNG ANS 1376. TextImage
Williams 461Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. 'Philistion' group. Helmeted head of Athena right; A- flanking neck / Lion walking right; I-dolphin- above. SNG ANS 1377. TextImage
Williams 489Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with a wing and leaves; AH monogram behind / Lion walking right; ear of barley above, Γ below, YEΛHTΩN in ex. Williams 489.9. TextImage
Williams 492Velia, Lucania, AR Nomos. 300-280 BC. Laureate and helmeted bust of Athena right; Φ behind, P before crest / YEΛHTΩN beneath lion walking right, Φ-I to left and right of bunch of grapes above. Williams 492 (O246/R346); SNG ANS 1384; HN 1311.TextImage
Williams 505Velia, Lucania. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with a dolphin; F on neck guard, monogram before / Lion walking right; trident above, F & I on either side of trident. SNG ANS 1388. TextImage
Williams 520Lucania, Velia AR Stater. ca 293/0–ca. 280 BC. Head of Athena left in crested helmet adorned with griffin on bowl & Φ on neckguard, AP monogram behind neck / YEΛHTΩN, lion prowling right, caduceus above. SNG ANS 1391, HN Italy 1316. TextImage
Williams 522Velia, Lucania. Ca 280 BC. AR Nomos. 7.34g. Helmeted head of Athena left, Phi on neck flap; monogram behind neck / YEΛHTEN, Lion standing right; caduceus above. Williams 522 (O265/R364); HN Italy 1316.TextImage
Williams 541Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. ca 290-275 BC. Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos; A before crest, F before neck, IE in incuse square behind neck / YEΛHTΩN, lion pulling down stag to left. SNG ANS 1398ff. TextImage
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Williams 543Velia, Lucania. ~290-275 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left in Attic helmet with griffin and palmette; ΦI above, IE behind / Lion bringing down stag left. SNG ANS 1405. TextImage
Williams 551Lucania, Velia AR Nomos. Circa 280 BC. Head of Athena left, in a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A above, Φ before, IE on outlined tablet behind neck guard / YEΛHTΩN, lion attacking stag left. SNG ANS 1398 TextImage
Williams 553Velia, Lucania. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A above, IE on a outlined tablet behind neck guard (not visible on this specimen) / Lion attacking stag. TextImage
Williams 561Velia, Lucania. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A above, IE on a outlined tablet behind neck guard (not visible on this specimen) / Lion attacking stag. SNG ANS 1404. TextImage
Williams 562Velia, Lucania. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; IE on a outlined tablet behind neck guard / YEΛHTΩN, Lion attacking stag left. SNG ANS 1398. TextImage
Williams 569Velia, Lucania. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos; A above, IE within square behind / Lion attacking stag left. TextImage
Williams 572Velia, Lucania. ca 280 BC. AR Nomos. Head of Athena left, in a crested Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; A above, F below chin, IE on a outlined tablet behind neck guard / YEΛHTΩN right, lion attacking stag. TextImage
Sear #251Velia, Lucania, Owl, AR drachm 3.73 g. ca 465-440 BC. Head of nymph right, wearing necklace / YEΛH, Owl standing right on olive branch, head facing, wings closed. Williams 89; Historia Numorum Italy 1265; Sear Greece 251. Text
Sear #453Velia, Lucania AR Nomos. 440-400 BC. Head of Athena left, wearing laureate Attic helmet / YEΛHTΩN around, lion pulling down stag to right. TextImage
Sear #454Velia, Lucania, AR Didrachm. c400-350 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left, O behind head / Lion standing right, piece of meat held between its forepaws, YEΛHTΩN below.
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Sear #456Velia, Lucania, AR Didrachm or nomos. Struck 334-300, 22mm, 7.41 g. Kleudoros Group. Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet, decorated with a female centaur / Lion walking left, one forepaw raised. Φ above, KE monogram below. YEΛHTΩN in exergue. BMC 74; HN Italy 1291; Williams 312; SNG Copenhagen 1559; Sear Greece 456. TextImage
Sear #460Velia, AR didrachm. 340-334 BC, 22mm, 7.68 g. Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet, Θ behind neck / YEΛHTΩN beneath lion walking right, Φ above, P beneath lion. HN Italy 1284; Type Sear Greece 460. TextImage
Magna Graecia Coins of Velia
Carlo Morino's Coins of Velia page
Entry for Lucania, Velia on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Velia in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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