Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Ephesos with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 160–150 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 12.56 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

64.1360

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Serpent gliding left from cista mystica; all within wreath of ivy.
Reverse: Bow within bowcase ornamented with aplustre between two serpents.
In field at right, cult statue of Ephesian Artemis.
Inscription in Greek at left.

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour