Obol of Elis with eagle and serpent
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1188.
Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 0.93 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Eagle flying to left one wing above, one below.
In beak and claws is a serpent.
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt, volutes above, wings below.
Greek letter at left and right.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund