Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

Greek
Classical Period
420–385 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1203.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.88 gm.

Accession Number

04.883

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing to right, wings closed his claws in the belly of a hare, the throat of which it is biting.
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt, volutes above, wings below.
Inscription at left and right.
Olive wreath border.

Provenance

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. 920); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund