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

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Obverse: Snake emerging left from cista mystica, all within wreath of ivy-leaves and berries. Reverse: Bow-case containing bow between two coiled snakes. In field right, Dionysos stands with thyrsos in right hand, grapes (?) in left. Inscription in Greek above and at left. (see media screen...

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By 1963: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 3262); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 133–126 B.C.


Tralles, Lydia


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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