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Drachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Demarchos

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Obverse: Within a circle of small dots-wide apart, a bee with straight wings. [inscription]. Reverse: A stag standing to right on a plain exergual line. Beyond him a palm tree. [inscription]. [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, Hellenistic Period, 202–133 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1831.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.02 gm.

Accession Number

01.5584

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins