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Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle flying to right, both wings raised, pecking the head of the hare held right side up in its claws. Reverse: In incuse circle upright thunderbolt with palmette above, and wings below. Around, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

1883: Sotheby sale, May 30, 1883, no. 10 (according to Brett and Regling catalogues); 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. 919); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 440–420 B.C.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1200.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.882

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins