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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica

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Obverse: Within wreath, cista mystica from which serpent emerges left. Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, containing strung bow, flanked each side by coiled serpent. At right, bee. Monogram. (see media screen for monogram)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Apameia, Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 12.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.513

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins