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Tetradrachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Phanagores

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Obverse: Within a circle of small dots, a bee with straight wings. [inscription]. Reverse: Forepart of a stag kneeling to right, and looking back. A row of dots along the edge of the body. In field, left, a palm tree; right. [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, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 390–325 B.C.

Mint

Ephesos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1825.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.38 gm.

Accession Number

01.5582

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins