Coin: Didrachm, Velia


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Artifact Identification Coin: Didrachm, Velia   (1900.63.0002)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Italy, Velia
Period/Date 400-300 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.15 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.03 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 7.16 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

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This Greek coin is a silver Didrachm from the ancient city Velia in Italy. Italy, as well as Sicily, was part of Magna Graecia (Great Greece) that had Greek colonies. The coin was struck during the 4th century BCE. The obverse contains a profile of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and peace, with a crested Athenian helmet. The reverse contains a kneeling stag being attacked by a lion, biting the stag at the base of its neck.

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Artifact History

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Reproduction Information N/A

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