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LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 7.33 g, 1h). Philistion group. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin; Δ above visor, [Φ before neck] / Lion standing right; above, pentagram between Φ and I; YEΛHTΩN in exergue. Williams 424 (O210/R300); HN Italy 1306; SNG ANS 1367 (same dies). Lovely old cabinet tone, some hairlines, small scrape and test cut on edge. Near EF. Perfectly centered. A very attractive coin in hand.

Ex G. Hirsch 204 (5 May 1999), lot 98.