User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

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

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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.

Mint

Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.889

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins