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

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Obverse: Cista mystica with lid half-open to left, from which serpent emerges. Ivy wreath around. Reverse: Two coiled serpents; between, bow-case ornamented with an aplustre resembling a floral scroll. In field at right, winged caduceus. Inscriptions in Greek in left field and between snakes. ...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Hans von Aulock, c/o Bache and Co., 36 Wall Street, New York 5; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock for $ 90.00 (this is the total price for 62.636–62.638)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 133 B.C.

Mint

Laodikeia, Phrygia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 204.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.68 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

62.637

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins