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Drachm of Arados with bee

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Obverse: Bee with straight wings, seen from above. Greek letter and monogram in fields. Reverse: Stag standing to right, in front of palm-tree; on right, downwards, inscription. Inscription in Greek on right, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monogram)

Provenance

By 1963: with B. H. Kazandjian, 58 Langdon Avenue, Watertown, Mass.; purchased by MFA from B. H. Kazandjian, February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 160–159 B.C.

Mint

Arados, Phoenicia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.01 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.101

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins