Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 166–160 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within wreath, cista mystica from which serpent emerges left.
Reverse: Bow-case ornamented with aplustre containing strung bow flanked by coiled serpents. At right, thyrsos.
Monogram at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 1366); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour