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Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle flying to left, one wing above, one below; a hare back down in its talons. Star of six rays in incuse below. Reverse: Upright thunderbolt with wings above and volutes below. At sides: F A

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Sotheby Sale of Montagu Collection, no. 406 (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. 909); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1189.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.873

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins