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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Laodikeia with cista mystica, struck under Hippochaites

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Obverse: Wreath of berries and ivy-leaves, within which cista mystica. Serpent emerges from half-open lid to left. Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, and containing strung bow (which appears behind left-hand serpent), flanked by coiled serpent on each side. Winged caduceus in field at...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 49); 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, After 133 B.C.

Mint

Laodikeia, Phrygia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.508

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins