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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica

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Obverse: Within ivy wreath, cista mystica from which serpent emerges left. Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, containing bow, flanked each side by coiled serpent, head raised. In field right, staff entwined by serpent. Inscription in Greek and monograms. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, after 95–90 B.C.

Mint

Pergamon, Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 12.30 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.65

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins