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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.


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.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1191.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins