Ephesos — A settlement in Ionia also known as Efesus
Ephesos 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 Artemis 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.

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).

Modern location: Archaeological site
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An AE unit struck 138-161 AD in Ephesos
Obverse: laureate head right; KAICAP__ANTΩNEINOC

Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder cornucopia; EΦECI_ΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.7 g
No notes for this coin
Karwiese 262; http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/2242/
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An AE unit struck c. 49-50 AD in Ephesos
Obverse: Conjoined laureate head of Claudius and draped bust of Agrippina II right

Reverse: Stag right; KOVΣI / NIOΣ / (TO) _ / Δ / EΦE

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 6.2 g
Kousinios magistrate ex Naumann
RPC I 2624; SNG Cop 373; BMC Ionia p. 73, 205; Weber 2875; SNG München -; SNGvA -,
(3) Ephesos
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An AR Drachm struck 500-420 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: bee

Reverse: incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.5 g
No notes for this coin
Karwiese Series VI, 1B; SNG Kayhan -
(4) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 375-325 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: E Φ. Bee

Reverse: Female head (Artemis?) left, wearing stephane

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 0 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 1839; SNG Copenhagen 256; BMC 68
(5) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 305-288 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: draped and turreted bust of Tyche? left, wearing earring and necklace

Reverse: bee; E _ Φ

Diameter: 10.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.13 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 68-70; SNGvA 1839; SNGCop 256
(6) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 295-280 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: bee; E _ Φ

Reverse: stag right, quiver above; AΠOΛΛOΔΩPOΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.36 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 80-81; SNG Tuebingen 2773; Head Chronology, p. 41, class b, 1
(7) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 280-258 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: stag grazing right, quiver above; AΘHNAΓOP

Reverse: bee in wreath; E_Φ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.37 g
Athenagoros magistrate
Leiden coll. Kinns E,2
(8) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 280-258 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: bee in wreath; E _ Φ

Reverse: stag grazing right, quiver above; ΣOΛΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.21 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 84; SNG Cop 269; SNG von Aulock 1842; Head Chronology, p. 48, 5
(9) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 48-27 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: bee in wreath; E _ Φ

Reverse: stag standing right looking left; torch behind; ΠYΘΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.62 g
Python magistrate
SNG Cop 347; SNG Tuebingen 2805; SNG von Aulock 1873; Waddington 1604; Head Chronology, p. 76, 13; Subhi 2767.
(10) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 48-27 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right wearing stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder

Reverse: Two stags standing face to face with long torch between them; ΔHMH_TPIOΣ / KΩ_KOΣ / E_Φ / ΣΩΠATPOΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.43 g
Demetrios, Kokos and Sopatros magistrates
SNG Cop 342-343; BMC 182-184; SNG von Aulock 1872 and 7856; Waddington 1608; Head, Chronology..p. 78, 6; SNG Munich 88-89
(11) Ephesos
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An AE unit struck 48-27 BC in Ephesos
Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right wearing stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder

Reverse: Two stags standing face to face with long torch between them ΔHMH_TPIOΣ / KΩ_KOΣ E_Φ ΣΩΠATPOΣ

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.1 g
Demetrios, Kokos and Sopatros Magistrates
SNG Cop 342-343; BMC 182-184; SNG von Aulock 1872 and 7856; Waddington 1608; Head, Chronology..p. 78, 6; SNG Munich 88-89