Normal epic recipes used to be ~2K b4 that, ramases ~100K
Basic epic recipes, like arctic fox furs, gold ingots, obsidian blocks, white honey, and guayacan planks, went for around 2k. The advanced epic recipes like archimedes tools, flawless diamonds, silk, philosopher stones, and illuminated codexes went for around 8k to 12k with tools and stones being on the high side.
Ramses were 100k. They had actually dropped to about 80k right before the last patch. Personally, I think Ramses should be there right along Heavy Cedary beams at 15 to 20k. Way more units can use Ramses versus heavy cedar beams so the drop rate really needs to be increased. Not many, if any, farmable level 40 quests other than maybe Marion.