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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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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 133 B.C.


Laodikeia, Phrygia


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

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The Ancient World


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