Stater of Elis with head of Hera, signed by L[...]

Greek
Classical Period
420–385 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1207.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.889

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hera facing right with high crown decorated with palmettes. Loose locks of hair below.
Inscription in Greek above.
Below chin signature of artist.
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt.
Greek letter at left and right, a digamma and alpha: (abbreviation for “of the Eleians” in achaic Doric)
Olive wreath border.

Provenance

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. 926); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund