Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica
about 150–140 B.C.
Mint: Phrygia, Apameia
Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 12.59 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour