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

(1) Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: laureate head right; KAICAP__ANTΩNEINOC
Reverse: Tyche standing half left, holding rudder cornucopia; EΦECI_ΩN
Ref: Karwiese 262; http://rpc.ashmus.ox....
(2) Claudius | Agrippina II c. 49-50 AD
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: Conjoined laureate head of Claudius and draped bust of Agrippina II right
Reverse: Stag right; KOVΣI / NIOΣ / (TO) _ / Δ / EΦE
Ref: RPC I 2624; SNG Cop 373; BMC Ionia ...
(3) Ephesos 500-420 BC
Obverse: bee
Reverse: incuse square
Ref: Karwiese Series VI, 1B; SNG Kayhan ...
(4) Ephesos 375-325 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: E Φ. Bee
Reverse: Female head (Artemis?) left, wearing stephane
Ref: SNG von Aulock 1839; SNG Copenhagen...
(5) Ephesos 305-288 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: draped and turreted bust of Tyche? left, wearing earring and necklace
Reverse: bee; E _ Φ
Ref: BMC 68-70; SNGvA 1839; SNGCop 256
(6) Ephesos 295-280 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: bee; E _ Φ
Reverse: stag right, quiver above; AΠOΛΛOΔΩPOΣ
Ref: BMC 80-81; SNG Tuebingen 2773; Head...
(7) Ephesos 280-258 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: stag grazing right, quiver above; AΘHNAΓOP
Reverse: bee in wreath; E_Φ
Ref: Leiden coll. Kinns E,2
(8) Ephesos 280-258 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: bee in wreath; E _ Φ
Reverse: stag grazing right, quiver above; ΣOΛΩN
Ref: BMC 84; SNG Cop 269; SNG von Aulock...
(9) Ephesos 48-27 BC
AE unit Ephesos
Obverse: bee in wreath; E _ Φ
Reverse: stag standing right looking left; torch behind; ΠYΘΩN
Ref: SNG Cop 347; SNG Tuebingen 2805; SN...
(10) Ephesos 48-27 BC
AE unit 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
Ref: SNG Cop 342-343; BMC 182-184; SNG v...
(11) Ephesos 48-27 BC
AE unit 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
Ref: SNG Cop 342-343; BMC 182-184; SNG v...