Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
after 95–90 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Pergamon

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.63

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within ivy wreath, serpent emerging left from cista mystica.
Reverse:Two coiled serpents, between which bow-case containing bow and ornamented with aplustre.
In field right, staff entwined by serpent.
Inscription in Greek and monograms.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour