Coin of Tegea with head of Eileithyia (?)
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Tegea
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.13 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour