Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Apameia with cista mystica, struck under Mantitheos

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
49–48 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Apameia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.20 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.560

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cista mystica with half-open lid. Snake emerges from cista.
Ivy-wreath around.
Reverse: Two snakes coiled, with heads raised. Between them circular temple, with draped standing figure above (?). At right, two flutes.
Above: [CFAN PONT PR].
Inscriptions in Greek in field at left and below.

Struck under C. Fannius, Praetor, 49-48 B.C.

Provenance

By about 1962: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 90.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour