Stater of Elis with head of Olympia

Greek
Late Classical Period
365–323 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1213.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.890

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Olympia to right with earring, hair in sphendone.
Inscription at sides, below.
Reverse: In incuse circle, an eagle standing slightly to left, head to right.
Olive wreath border, tied below.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund