Stater of Elis with eagle

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1192.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

Accession Number

04.877

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to left one wing up, one wing down.
Countermarks on lower wing and in right field.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.
Reverse: In incuse circle Nike flying full front head to right in chiton with overfold; in both hands she holds a taenia.
Greek letter at left and right in field.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham Collection; 1895: Sotheby sale of Asburnham Collection, pl. III, 118 (according to Regling and Brett): 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. 913); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund