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Stater of Elis with head of Hera, signed by L[...]

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Obverse: Head of Hera facing right with high crown decorated with palmettes. Loose locks of hair below. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Upright thunderbolt. Olive wreath border. Greek letter at left and right, a digamma and alpha: (abbreviation for "of the Eleians" in achaic Doric) (see media...

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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. 926); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–385 B.C.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1207.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins