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Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle flying to right, both wings up, a hare right side up in beak and claws. Reverse: In incuse square Nike running to left in long chiton, her right hand out-stretched with wreath, left hand holding overfold of garment. Above, [inscription], below, [inscription]. (see media screen...

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Provenance

1883: Sotheby sale, May 30, 1883, no. 10 (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. 914); 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. 1195.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.878

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins