Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica
about 133–67 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Pergamon
Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 12.43 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Two Greek letters above monogram between heads of coiled serpents.
Monogram in field at left.
By 1963: with Hans von Aulock; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, November 13, 1963
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour