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Coin of Ephesos with bee in laurel wreath

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Obverse: Within laurel wreath, bee. Inscription in Greek illegible. Reverse: Stag stands right, in front of date palm. Below, magistrate's name obliterated. At right, monogram. (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, Hellenistic Period, about 202–133 B.C.


Ephesos, Ionia


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.36 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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