Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1194.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.874

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to right, one wing up, one down, a serpent in beak and claws.
Two small countermarks stamped in lower left field.
Reverse: In incuse circle upright thunderbolt, wings below, volutes above.
At left and right: Greek letter.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection: 1889: Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge auction (Moore), lot 296 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 910); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund