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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Nysa with cista mystica, struck undr Mo[...]

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Obverse: Cista mystica, half-open, from which snake emerges. All within wreath of ivy leaves and berries. Reverse: Two coiled serpents. Between them a bow-case ornamented with aplustre. Strung bow within case appears behind serpent on the left. At right, mostly off flan, Dionysos standing...

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By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 30); 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.


Nysa, Lydia


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.28 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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