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Obol? Bee Coin - Need Help With ID Please

 
 
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 Posted 10/07/2019  2:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add xoduspbc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin is TINY, but really cool. Any help with ID would BEE appreciated lol

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 Posted 10/07/2019  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A bee with the letters EΨ makes me think of Ephesos in Ionia.
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 Posted 10/08/2019  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add xxmarkabyx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is the image that got me into collecting coins... I've got two of these bees tattooed on me. Definitely Ephesos. Stages on one side, bee on the other. I've got a really nice and well centered example of this. I think it's an obol.
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 Posted 10/08/2019  1:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add xxmarkabyx to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pardon me,stag, not stage. I think that's a stag, at least?
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 Posted 10/08/2019  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Check ancient67's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ancient67 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, probably an obol from Ephesos. What is less clear is the motive on the reverse... any ideas?
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What is less clear is the motive on the reverse... any ideas?


To me it looks like the head of Ketos, but that seems unlikely. Rather, a stag's head and palm tree seems to be a common design element on the coinage of Ephesus.
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