Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1189.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.873

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to left, one wing above, one below; a hare back down in its talons.
Star of six rays in incuse below.
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt with wings above and volutes below.
Greek letter at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Sotheby Sale of Montagu Collection, no. 406 (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. 909); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund