Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150–140 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Apameia

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 12.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.507

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ivy-wreath with berries, within which serpent emerging left from cista mystica.
Reverse: Bow-case flanked by two coiled serpents. Strung bow within; aplustre ornaments bow-case. At right, elephant head right.
Monogram in Greek at left.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 38); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour