Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent, signed by Da[...]

Greek
Classical Period
440–420 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1201.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 12.30 gm.

Accession Number

11.1796

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing right with wings spread, holding a serpent in its beak and left talon. The serpent is coiled around the eagle’s neck and is striking at its head.
In field, two letters in Greek for Da, the artist’s signature.
Reverse: Thunderbolt with volutes above, wings below.
Inscription in Greek in field at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bunbury Collection; 1896: Bunbury Sale, pl. VII, 1084; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund