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Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent, signed by Da[...]

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Obverse: Eagle standing right with wings spread, holding a serpent in its beak and left talon. The serpent is coiled around the eagle's neck and is striking at its head. In field, two letters in Greek for Da, the artist's signature. Reverse: Thunderbolt with volutes, above, wings...

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By date unknown: Bunbury Collection; 1896: Bunbury Sale, pl. VII, 1084; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 440–420 B.C.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1201.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 12.30 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins