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. 1196.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.78 gm.

Accession Number

01.5482

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to right, carrying a hare in its talons.
Reverse: In incuse square, Nike seated to left upon a square base or altar. In her right hand, extended, she holds a wreath (?); her left rests on the seat, at her side.
Inscription in the field at right.

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