Stater of Olympia with eagle and serpent

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 468–452 B.C.


Mint: Elis, Olympia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1193.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.875

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to right, one wing above, one below, a serpent in beak and claws.
Several small countermarks.
Reverse: Nike running to right in chiton with overfold, left hand up, right hand holding skirt. At left and right: Greek letter.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund