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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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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.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins