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Stater of Olympia with eagle and serpent

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Obverse: Eagle flying to right, one wing above, one below, a serpent in beak and claws. Several small countermarks. Reverse: Nike running to right in chiton with overfold, left hand up, right hand holding skirt. At left and right: Greek letters. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 468–452 B.C.


Olympia, Elis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1193.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.78 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins