Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Tralles with cista mystica, struck under Aristokles

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
55–53 B.C.


Mint: Lydia, Tralles

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.36 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.494

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Wreath of leaves and berries within which cista mystica. Serpent emerges from half-open lid at left.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre and containing strung bow, flanked each side by coiled serpent. At right, hand holds olive branch.
At left: TPA above: PVLCHE[R]/PROCOS
Below: inscription in Greek

Magistrate/moneyer: C. Claudius Pulcher

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 26, no. 39); April 8, 1964: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour