Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1195.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.878

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to right, both wings up, a hare right side up in beak and claws.
Reverse: In incuse square Nike running to left in long chiton, her right hand out-stretched with wreath, left hand holding overfold of garment.
Inscriptions above and below.

Provenance

1883: Sotheby sale, May 30, 1883, no. 10 (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. 914); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund