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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica

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Obverse: Half-open cista mystica, from which serpent emerges left. Ivy wreath around. Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with an aplustre, between two coiled serpents. At right, staff (or thyrsos?) entwined by serpent. Monograms at left and above. (see media screen for monograms)

Provenance

By 1963: with Hans von Aulock; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 133–67 B.C.

Mint

Pergamon, Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.50 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

63.1615

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins