1st century AD. Æ tessera, 5.82 gr., 19 mm.
Obv: stag, head to the right, lying to the left; across fields: ΕΦ, in exergue: CΚOΠΙ.
Rev: ΚΗΡΙΛΙΣ ΩΔΕ ΠΡΟΣ ΠΑΛΥΡΙΝ; bee seen from above.
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 355 var.; BMC 186; SNG von Aulock 1875 var. Ex AW collection before 2013.
Rare. Well centered. Good very fine.
During the Hellenistic period and throughout the 1st century AD, a series of tesserae were made at the cult centre of Ephesos. The legend remains an enigma and its meaning uncertain.