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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Tralles with cista mystica, struck under Charidemos

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Obverse: Half-open cista mystica from which serpent emerges. Ivy-wreath with berries around. Reverse: Circular temple flanked by coiled serpents. Draped figure stands on the roof. At right, standing figure. Inscriptions in Greek at left, above, and below. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 47: as Apameia); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 49–48 B.C.

Mint

Tralles, Lydia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.506

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins