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Stater of Elis with eagle

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Obverse: Eagle flying to left one wing up, one wing down. Countermarks on lower wing and in right field. Inscription in Greek at left and right. Reverse: In incuse circle Nike flying full front head to right in chiton with overfold; in both hands she holds a taenia. Greek letter at left and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham Collection; 1895: Sotheby sale of Asburnham Collection, pl. III, 118 (according to Regling and Brett): by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 913); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–440 B.C.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1192.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

Accession Number

04.877

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins