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Didrachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Timarchos

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Obverse: Within a circle of dots, a bee with straight wings overlapping the dots. Inscriptions at sides and below. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, the surface of the four parts rough. [see media screen for inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 415–394 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1821.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.44 gm.

Accession Number

01.5581

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins