Coin of Tegea with head of Eileithyia (?)

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
370–240 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Tegea

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.13 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.765

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Eileithyia (?) left, wearing stephane. Lighted torch over shoulder (?).
Reverse: Athena standing right places head of Medusa in vase held up to her by Sterope.
Inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour