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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica

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Obverse: Within wreath, cista mystica from which serpent emerges left. Reverse: Bow-case ornamented with aplustre containing strung bow flanked by coiled serpents. At right, thyrsos. Monogram at left. (see media screen for monogram)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 1366); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 166–160 B.C.

Mint

Pergamon, Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins