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Drachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Hippomedon

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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] with the magistrate's name. [see media screen for inscriptions]


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.


Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1832.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.12 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins