AE11. 1.28g, 10.5mm
MINTED: IONIA, Ephesos, circa 387-295 BC
REF: SNG Copenhagen 256
OBVERSE: Female head (Artemis?) left.
REVERSE: E-Φ, Bee.
Almost Very Fine. Nice details for such a small coin.
Historical Notes:Ephesos was the most prominent of the Greek cities founded in Ionia, reaching the height of its size, wealth, and political and commercial significance after it came under Roman control in 129 BC, and particularly when Emperor Augustus made it the capital of the Roman province of Asia. At its peak, up to 200,000 inhabitants may have lived in Ephesos, and the city was famous for its magnificent Temple of Artemis, one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and also boasted an excellent harbour and a 25,000-seat amphitheatre, one of the largest in antiquity.
IONIA, Ephesos . 4th century BC . AE11 . Artemis / Bee . Charming tiny coin
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