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Stater of Olympia with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Zeus laureate facing right. Reverse: Eagle standing facing right, wings closed, on Ionic capital. Around, legend in Greek (archaic Doric: "of the Eleians") (see media screen for Greek legend)


By date unknown: Photiades Pacha Collection; 1890: Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha Sale, no. 1039; by date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu Sale, no. 411 (both sales according to Brett, Catalogue of Greek Coins, no. 1218); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 352 B.C.


Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1218.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.03 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins