Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Tralles with cista mystica, struck under Aristokles
Late Hellenistic Period
Mint: Lydia, Tralles
Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 11.36 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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
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.
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour