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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)

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. 927); 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. 1213.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.890

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins