LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 7.34 g, 6 h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet, decorated with griffin; at left, A. Rev. YEΛHTΩN Lion standing on exergual line; above dolphin between I and Φ. Rutter, Historia Numorum 1307. Williams 462 a (this coin). A spectacular piece with bright and clear surfaces and a very impressive pedigree. Extremely fine.
Ex Ars Classica XVI, 3 July 1933, 277 (described as ,de toute beauté’). From the Woodward Collection and ex Ars Classica XV, 2 July 1930, 215 and there indicated to come from the collection of R. Jameson, Paris 1914, 72.