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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica

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Obverse: Ivy-wreath with berries, within which serpent emerging left from cista mystica. Reverse: Bow-case flanked by two coiled serpents. Strung bow within; aplustre ornaments bow-case. At right, elephant head right. Monogram in Greek at left. (see media screen for monogram)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 38); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 150–140 B.C.

Mint

Apameia, Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 12.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.507

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins