Silver Coin (Mint: Velia)
About the collection
Cornell's Coin Collection comprises ca. 1500 gold, silver and bronze coins from ancient Greece and Rome, and ca. 300 coins from the Byzantine empire, with some additions from Lydia, Persia, the Sassanid Empire, China and modern Europe. A large number of the coins was acquired by Cornell Professors Eugene P. Andrews and Frederick O. Waage in the first half of the 20th century.