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Drachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Prytanis

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Obverse: Bee seen from above; at sides, [inscription], and at right astragalos. Beaded border. Reverse: Forepart of stag kneeling on right knee to right, head to left. At left a plam tree with fruit. At right, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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 Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 387–301 B.C.


Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1826.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.43 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins