Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

Greek
Classical Period
420–385 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1206.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.884

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: On a shield an eagle, wings closed, stands to left, attacking with its beak the serpent in its claws.
Reverse: In circular incuse, a thunderbolt, volutes above, tassel below.
Inscription at left and right.

Provenance

1892: Sotheby Sale, July 13, 1892, no. 107 (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. 921); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund