Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

Greek
Early Classical Period
471–452 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 104.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.5 mm. Weight: 12.40 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

58.700

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to right, holding snake in beak and claws.
Reverse: Incuse circle, within which thunderbolt with wings, volutes, and flames.
At left and right: F A

Provenance

By 1958: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2,1958, lot 180); purchased by MFA from L. Mildenberg, Zurich, Switzerland, September 18, 1958. for $ 325.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour