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Coin of Tegea with head of Aleos

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Obverse: Bearded, filleted head of Aleus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cepheus at left receiving head of Medusa from Athena at right. Between, Sterope stands to right holding vase. Monograms in field above and below. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 146 B.C.


Tegea, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)


Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 5.34 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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