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Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

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Obverse: Eagle flying to left with one wing above, one below. In beak and claws is a serpent. Reverse: Upright thunderbolt with wings above and volutesbelow. At sides, Greek letters. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 468 B.C.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1186.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.870

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins