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Lot 2131       Greek Silver & Bronze

Estimate $600
SOLD $600

IONIA, Ephesus, (390-330 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (15.09 grams), obv. bee with straight wings dividing E - **F, rev. forepart of kneeling stag to right, looking back, palm tree behind, to right magistrate's name MNHSIFILOS (Mnesiphilos), (cf.S.4371, Head p.35 [noted as present in Huxtable Sale lot 168]). Slightly off centred on the obverse otherwise very fine and very scarce.

The issue with curved wings is much rarer than the straight wing issue, BMC attributes this straight wing type as later than the curved wing and places a date of post 387 B.C. Ephesus used the Rhodian standard (about 15.3 grams for the tetradrachm), during the fourth century B.C.

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