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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Tralles, Lydia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

62.636

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins