ELIS. Olympia. 82nd Olympiad, 452 BC. Stater (Silver, 22 mm, 12.23 g, 3 h). Eagle flying to right with wings above and below, grasping a coiling snake with his beak. Rev. F-A Thunderbolt with volutes above and wings below; all within round incuse. BCD Olympia 28 var. (reverse). Seltman 48 (AG/αρ). Very rare. Beautifully toned and of vigorous early Classical style. Struck from a somewhat worn obverse die and with the usual small countermarks, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of Sheik Saud al Thani, Numismatica Ars Classica 124, 23 June 2021, 254, previously privately acquired from Tradart on 31 March 2011 and ex Numismatic Fine Arts IX, 10 December 1980, 220.