Stater of Olympia with head of Zeus
Late Classical Period
about 352 B.C.
Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1218.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.03 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Zeus laureate facing right.
Reverse: Eagle standing facing right, wings closed, on Ionic capital.
Around, inscription in Greek (archaic Doric: “of the Eleians”)
By date unknown: Photiades Pacha Collection; 1890: Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha Sale, no. 1039; by date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby, Montagu Sale, no. 411 (both sales according to Brett, Catalogue of Greek Coins, no. 1218); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund