Stater of Elis with head of Hera

Greek
Late Classical Period
365–323 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1214.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.16 gm.

Accession Number

97.407

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hera, profile to right, wearing earring and diadem decorated with palmettes.
Fragmentary nscription in Greek behind.
Reverse: Eagle, standing to right, looking left, in an olive-wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, lot 1093); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund