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Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

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Obverse: Eagle flying to left both wings up, attacking with beak the serpent in its claws. Countermarks in left field and on eagle. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: In incuse square Nike seated to right on base with steps. She wears chiton and himation, supports herself with right hand and holds...

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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. 915); 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. 1199.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.97 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins