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Coin of Tegea with head of Eileithyia (?)

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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. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tegea, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)


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

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The Ancient World


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