Elis eagle head stater
Elis, Olympia
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AR stater 11.8708 gm, 20.7h x 22.5w mm
94th Olympiad, 404 BC
1. Gardner, Percy. 1887. Catalogue of Greek Coins. Peloponnesus (excluding Corinth). Page 63 #40 and Plate XII #1. London: The Trustees of the British Museum.
2. Jameson, R. 1913. Collection R. Jameson. Tome I. Monnaies grecques antiques. Page 285 #1228 and Plate LXIII #1228 (variant). Paris: Chez Feuardent Frères.
3. Seltman, C.T. 1914. The Temple Coins of Olympia. Second Part. In Nomisma. Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der antiken Münzkunde. IX. von Fritze, Hans and Hugo Gaebler. Page 5 #155 (BT² γχ) and Tafel I (Seltman Plate V). Berlin: Mayer and Müller.
4. Grose, S. W. 1926. Fitzwilliam Museum Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins. Volume II. The Greek Mainland, Aegaean Islands, Crete. Page 431 #6621 and Plate 226 #3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Head of eagle facing left, large poplar leaf below, stem to the right, veins shown. Possible Δ Α signature faintly visible along lower right vein.
"Thunderbolt; wings below curling outwards, one row of feathers under cuticle; volutes above curling outwards; moulding round handle; dart above melting into wavy flame-lines; lower dart a spirally twisted flame between two flame-lines. Wreath [of two twigs of wild olive, fastened below, twisted above] seven (?) pairs of leaves on each branch." (Seltman)