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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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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.


Laodikeia, Phrygia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins