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Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle flying to left one wing up, one wing down, a hare back down the beak and claws. Three small marks stamped. Reverse: In incuse circle, Nike walking to right in long chiton, right hand holding skirt, a wreath in extended left hand.

Provenance

By date unknown: Photiades Pacha Collection; sold 1890: Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, no. 1021 (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. 912); 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. 1191.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.876

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins