Obol of Elis with eagle and serpent

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1188.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.872

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to left one wing above, one below.
In beak and claws is a serpent.
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt, volutes above, wings below.
Greek letter at left and right.

Provenance

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