Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Nysa with cista mystica, struck undr Mo[...]
After 133 B.C.
Mint: Lydia, Nysa
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.28 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Cista mystica, half-open, from which snake emerges.
All within wreath of ivy leaves and berries.
Reverse: Two coiled serpents. Between them a bow-case ornamented with aplustre.
Strung bow within case appears behind serpent on the left.
At right, mostly off flan, Dionysos standing holding thyrsos.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and between serpents’ heads..
By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 30); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour