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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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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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Tralles, Lydia


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

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