Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

Greek
Classical Period
440–420 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1200.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.882

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to right, both wings raised, pecking the head of the hare held right side up in its claws.
Reverse: In incuse circle upright thunderbolt with palmette above, and wings below.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

1883: Sotheby sale, May 30, 1883, no. 10 (according to Brett and Regling catalogues); 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. 919); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund