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Stater of Elis with head of Olympia

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Obverse: Head of Olympia to right with earring, hair in sphendone. At sides, below, [inscription]. Reverse: In incuse circle, an eagle standing slightly to left, head to right. Olive wreath border, tied below. (see media screen for inscription)


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1213.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.08 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins