Tetradrachm of Ephesos with bee, struck under Phanagores
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 390–325 B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Ephesos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1825.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.38 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund