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Didrachm of Ephesos with bust of Artemis, struck under Alexandros

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Obverse: Head of Artemis with stephane to right, bow, quiver, and garment at neck. Reverse: Forepart of stag kneeling on right knee to right, head to 1eft. At right, above, a flower. At sides, [inscription] at left [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions in Greek)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. H. M. Sears Collection; loaned to MFA by Mrs. H. M. Sears, January 25, 1897; by date unknown: Herbert M. Sears Collection; gift of Herbert M. Sears to MFA, August 12, 1937

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert M. Sears

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 258–202 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1829.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm.

Accession Number

37.564

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins