Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1198.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.80 gm.

Accession Number

04.880

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to left, both wings raised, attacking with beak the serpent in its claws (same as 04.879) Small six leaf rosette stamped below.
Reverse: In incuse, thunderbolt with volutes and high spread wings.
Inscription left and right..
Square beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale, Moore Collection, no. 297 (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. 916); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund