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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 202–133 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.782

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins