Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 133–67 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1613

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Half-open cista mystica, from which serpent emerges left.
Ivy wreath around.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with an aplustre, between two coiled serpents.
At right, staff (or thyrsos?) entwined by serpent.
Monograms at left and above.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hans von Aulock; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, November 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour