Coin of Ephesos with bee in laurel wreath

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 202–133 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.36 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.782

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within laurel wreath, bee.
Inscription in Greek illegible.
Reverse: Stag stands right, in front of date palm.
Below, magistrate’s name obliterated. At right, monogram.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour