Stater of Elis with eagle and hare

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1190.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.37 gm.

Accession Number

01.5480

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle, wings folded back, flying to left, holding hare in its talons and with its beak tearing at the hare’s throat.
Reverse: Thunderbolt in a round incuse.
Greek inscription in field.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund