Coin of Ephesos with bee, struck under Skopes

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 305–288 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 2.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.2590

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bee, with straight wings.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Stag kneeling left, head turned back.
In field above, astragalus.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour