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Coin of Ephesos with bee, struck under Skopes

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Obverse: Bee, with straight wings. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Stag kneeling left, head turned back. In field above, astragalus. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 305–288 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 2.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2590

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins