Stater of Elis with head of Hera
Late Classical Period
Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1215.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.02 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Hera to right with crown decorated with palmettes, earrings, and plain necklace.
Inscription at left and right below.
Reverse: Eagle standing slightly to left, head to right, wings raised, on a hare which lies on its back.
Olive wreath border tied below.
By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Cat. Sotheby, Subhi Pacha, no. 180 (according to Brett catalogue entry); 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. 931); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund