Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150–140 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Apameia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 12.59 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.513

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within wreath, cista mystica from which serpent emerges left.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, containing strung bow, flanked each side by coiled serpent. At right, bee.
 Monogram.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour