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Ancient Coins of Ephesos, Ionia

Ephesos, on the west coast of Anatolia, was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. It was famous for its Temple of Artemis, completed around 550 B.C., one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The cult image of the Ephesian goddess has a mummy-like body with the feet placed close together, is many-breasted, and from each of her hands hangs a long fillet with tassels at the ends. At her side stands a stag raising its head to the image of the goddess. The usual symbols of this nature-goddess are the torch, stag, and the bee. Coins of Ephesos most frequently depict a bee on the obverse. The high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called the King Bee, while the virgin priestesses were called honey-bees (Melissae). Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation and the Gospel of John may have been written there. The image on the right is the beautiful facade of the Celsus library at Ephesos. It was the third largest library in the Roman Empire. The interior of the library and its contents were destroyed in a fire that resulted either from an earthquake or a Gothic invasion in 262 C.E., and the facade by an earthquake in the tenth or eleventh century. It lay in ruins for centuries until the faade was re-erected by archaeologists between 1970 and 1978. Click it to see a larger image.Celsus library

Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D., Ephesos, Ionia

|Ephesos|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.,| |Ephesos,| |Ionia||AE| |36|
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RPC Online VI
Asia Minor Coins
ANS Mantis (No photo on ANS, but photo of this specimen is available on RPC Online.)
SH87621. Bronze AE 36, Karwiese MvE 5.2 p. 164, 750b (O3/R3, only 1 spec. of this variety); RPC Online VI T4956 (5 spec.); ANS Mantis 1972.185.5, Choice EF, excellent centering, olive green patina, some legend weak, small flaw/punch on reverse, porous, weight 25.344 g, maximum diameter 36.3 mm, die axis 180o, Ephesos mint, 13 Mar 222 - Mar 235 A.D.; obverse AYT K M AYP CEB AΛEΞAN∆POC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse M-ONΩN - ΠPΩTΩN - ACIAC, on left: cult statue of Artemis standing facing, wearing ornate kalathos, flanked on each side by a stag, arms with supports; on right: Demeter enthroned left, wreathed in grain, two stalks of grain in right hand, long torch vertical in left hand; EΦECIΩN in exergue; only the second known of this variety with stags flanking Artemis, fantastic HUGE 36mm provincial bronze!; $1700.00 SALE PRICE $1530.00


Geta, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D., Ephesos, Ionia

|Ephesos|, |Geta,| |209| |-| |c.| |26| |December| |211| |A.D.,| |Ephesos,| |Ionia||AE| |23|
At the beginning of the third century, Ephesus asked to build temples to Caracalla and Geta, brother-emperors and sworn enemies. Both agreed, but on separate temples. Caracalla allowed the honor of his to go to Ephesus' patron goddess Artemis. A new temple was to be built for Geta, but after Caracalla killed Geta any sign of worship for the dead brother was eradicated.
RP99654. Bronze AE 23, Karwiese MvE 5 p. 130, 586 (V20/R58B); SNGvA 1903; Grose McClean 8113; SNG Cop 431; SNG Leypold -; BMC Ionia -, Choice VF, centered, green patina, earthen deposits, light marks, center dimple on obv., weight 6.989 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 180o, Ephesos mint, 209 - 211 A.D.; obverse AYT K ΠO· ·CE ΓETAC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse EΦECIΩN·B·NEOKOPΩN (Ephesos, 2 neokorie), Tyche standing slightly left, head left, kalathos on head, holding rudder by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; rare; $100.00 SALE PRICE $90.00







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