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Ephesos(?), Ionia, c. 245 - 202 B.C.
Unpublished but there are seven examples, including this coin, on Coin Archives. The attribution to Ephesus and the date are less than certain. Lacking a legend, this rare issue has been attributed to Ephesos, likely because similar Artemis and stag types are typical of Ephesos. We feel this coin is from the most attractive die pair of all the examples on Coin Archives.
GS85902. Silver obol
, SNG Cop
-; SNG Kayhan
-; SNG Mun
-; BMC Ionia
-; cf. CNG 161, lot 64 and Mail Bid Sale 75, lot 374, VF, attractive style
, well centered
, lightly etched surfaces, Ephesos
(?) mint, weight
0.390g, maximum diameter
8.4mm, die axis
, c. 245 - 202 B.C.; obverse bust
right, bow and quiver over shoulder; reverse
forepart of stag left, head
reverted; ex Savoca Numismatik, auction 14 (23 Apr 2017), lot 190; very rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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