Stater of Olympia with eagle and serpent
Early Classical Period
about 468–452 B.C.
Mint: Elis, Olympia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1193.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.78 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Eagle flying to right, one wing above, one below, a serpent in beak and claws.
Several small countermarks.
Reverse: Nike running to right in chiton with overfold, left hand up, right hand holding skirt. 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