Oktobol of Ephesos with head of Artemis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 280–258 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 164.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.80 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.973

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Artemis to right, wearing earring and stephane, drapery at her neck. Behind shoulder, bow and quiver.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Forepart of a kneeling stag to right, with head turned to left.
At left, palm tree. In field at the right, bee.
Inscription in Greek beside stag’s neck.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 100-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour