Stater of Elis with eagle and serpent

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1199.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.879

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle flying to left both wings up, attacking with beak the serpent in its claws.
Countermarks in left field and on eagle.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: In incuse square Nike seated to right on base with steps. She wears chiton and himation, supports herself with right hand and holds sceptre in raised left hand. Against the base lies a wreath.
Below, inscription in Greek.

(see media screen for reverse inscription only)

Provenance

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. 915); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund