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Stater of Elis with head of Hera

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Obverse: Head of Hera, profile to right, wearing earring and diadem decorated with palmettes. Reverse: Eagle, standing to right, looking left, in an olive-wreath. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, lot 1093); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1214.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.16 gm.

Accession Number

97.407

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins