Tetradrachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Phanagores

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 390–325 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1825.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.38 gm.

Accession Number

01.5582

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a circle of small dots, a bee with straight wings.
At left and right inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Forepart of a stag kneeling to right, and looking back.
A row of dots along the edge of the body.
In field, left, a palm tree; at right inscription in Greek.

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