Drachm of Ephesos with bee

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1819.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.1015

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bee seen from above.
At left and right, volute downwards and Greek letter.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1105); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund