User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetradrachm of Segesta with Egestes and hounds

Start collecting

Obverse: the nude hero Egestes, with a cap slung over his shoulder and a chlamys over his arm rests his left foot on a rock. Two hounds are at his feet, one sniffing the ground. A small ithyphallic herm in the field. Legend in Greek. Reverse: head of the nymph Segesta to right, wearing...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By date unknown: William N. Rudman Collection; by date unknown: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., P.O. Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608-0479 (CNG auction, Triton V, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York, January 15-16, 2002, lot 1200); purchased at Triton V on behalf of MFA by Frank L. Kovacs, P.O. Box 25300, San Mateo, CA 94402-5300; February 27, 2002: purchased by MFA from Frank L. Kovacs

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Mint

Segesta, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

2002.22

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins