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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)


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.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.70 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins