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

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
49–48 B.C.


Mint: Lydia, Tralles

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.03 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.506

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Half-open cista mystica from which serpent emerges.
Ivy-wreath with berries around.
Reverse: Circular temple flanked by coiled serpents.
Draped figure stands on the roof. At right, standing figure.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, above, and below.

Magistrate/moneyer: C. Fannius, Praetor

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 47: as Apameia); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour