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Obol of Elis with eagle and serpent

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Obverse: Eagle flying to left one wing above, one below. In beak and claws is a serpent. Reverse: Upright thunderbolt, volutes above, wings below. At sides: F A

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1188.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.872

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins