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Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle standing to right, wings closed his claws in the belly of a hare, the throat of which it is biting. Reverse: Upright thunderbolt, volutes above, wings below. At sides, [inscription]. Olive wreath border. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

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. 920); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–385 B.C.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1203.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.88 gm.

Accession Number

04.883

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins