Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica
after 95–90 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Pergamon
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 12.30 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Within ivy wreath, cista mystica from which serpent emerges left.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, containing bow, flanked each side by coiled serpent, head raised.
In field right, staff entwined by serpent.
Inscription in Greek and monograms.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour