Stater of Elis with head of Hera
Late Classical Period
Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1214.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.16 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Hera, profile to right, wearing earring and diadem decorated with palmettes.
Fragmentary nscription in Greek behind.
Reverse: Eagle, standing to right, looking left, in an olive-wreath.
By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, lot 1093); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund