Didrachm of Ephesos with bee

Greek
Classical Period
415–394 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1820.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.59 gm.

Accession Number

01.5580

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a circle of dots, a bee with curved wings which overlap the circle.
At sides left and right: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, the surface of the four parts rough.

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