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Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

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Obverse: Eagle flying to right, one wing up, one down, a serpent in beak and claws. Two small countermarks stamped in lower left field. Reverse: In incuse circle upright thunderbolt, wings below, volutes above. At left and right: F A (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: Moore Collection: 1889: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge auction (Moore), lot 296 (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. 910); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–440 B.C.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1194.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.01 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins