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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica, struck under Mantitheos

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Obverse: Cista mystica with half-open lid. Snake emerges from cista. Ivy-wreath around. Reverse: Two snakes coiled, with heads raised. Between them circular temple, with draped standing figure above (?). At right, two flutes. Above: [CFAN PONT PR]. Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and...

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Provenance

By about 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 90.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 49–48 B.C.

Mint

Apameia, Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins