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Tetradrachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Arialthes

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Obverse: Bee seen from above; at sides, [inscription]. 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 Not listed in Regling as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 394–387 B.C.


Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1823.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 15.16 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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