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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


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.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.08 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins