Ex Godefroy, Spencer Churchill and Pozzi
LUCANIA. Velia. Circa 334-300 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 22 mm, 7.43 g, 12 h), from the Kleudorus Group. Head of Athena to left, wearing an Attic helmet adorned with a griffin; behind her neck, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. Rev. YEΛΗΤΩΝ Lion walking to left with his right foreleg raised; above, Θ; below, monogram of ΚΛΕΥ. HN III 1290. Pozzi 250 (this coin). SNG ANS 1316. SNG Ashmolean 1236. SNG Lloyd 522. Williams 306e (this coin). Very attractively toned and of lovely style. Some minor die rust, otherwise, about extremely fine.
From the John Everett Duke Collection, acquired from E. J. Waddell on 29 March 1983, from the Godefroy Collection, Hess 253, 8 March 1983, 41, from the collection of E. G. Spencer Churchill, Ars Classica XIII, 27 June 1928, 124 and from the collection of S. Pozzi, Naville I, 4 April 1921, 250.
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