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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.874

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins