Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Laodikeia with cista mystica, struck under Hippochaites

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 133 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Laodikeia

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.508

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Wreath of berries and ivy-leaves, within which cista mystica. Serpent emerges from half-open lid to left.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, and containing strung bow (which appears behind left-hand serpent), flanked by coiled serpent on each side. Winged caduceus in field at right.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and above.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 49); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour