Drachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Hippomedon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
202–133 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1832.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.12 gm.

Accession Number

01.5585

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a circle of small dots wide apart, a bee with straight wings.
At left and right: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: A stag standing to right on a plain exergual line. Beyond him a palm tree.
At right: inscription in Greek with the magistrate’s name.

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