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Stater of Elis with head of Hera

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Obverse: Head of Hera to right with crown decorated with palmettes, earrings, and plain necklace. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: Eagle standing slightly to left, head to right, wings raised, on a hare which lies on its back. Olive wreath border tied below. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Cat. Sotheby, Subhi Pacha, no. 180 (according to Brett catalogue entry); 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. 931); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 365–323 B.C.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1215.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.894

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins