Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1197.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 11.35 gm.

Accession Number

01.5481

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing to left over its prey, with its wings raised.
Reverse: In incuse square, Nike standing full-front with her head turned to left.
She is fully draped and holds a fillet by one end in her right hand, and a long
palm branch in her left.
Grek inscription in the two upper corners.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund