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Drachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Aristeas

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Obverse: Bee seen from above. [inscription]. Reverse: Stag standing to left. [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling does not list as Warren.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1830.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.82 gm.

Accession Number

04.1020

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins