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Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Tralles with cista mystica, struck under Dion[...]

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Obverse: Cista mystica, with lid half-open to left, from which serpent emerges. Ivy-wreath around. Reverse: Two coiled serpents; between them bow-case with aplustre and strung bow. In the field at the right, lyre. Inscriptions in Greek between serpents and at left. (see media screen for...

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By 1962: with Hans von Aulock, c/o Bache and Co., 36 Wall Street, New York 5; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock for $ 90.00 (this is the total price for 62.636–62.638)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 128–85 B.C.


Tralles, Lydia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 200.


Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.64 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins