Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent
Early Classical Period
about 468 B.C.
Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1186.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Eagle flying to left with one wing above, one below.
In beak and claws is a serpent.
Reverse: Upright thunderbolt with wings above and volutes below.
At left and right: Greek letter.
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