Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Ephesos with cista mystica

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 140–137 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Ephesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 165.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 12.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

54.1040

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Cista mystica with serpent issuing out the left side, below raised lid; all in ivy wreath.
Reverse: Two serpents with bow and bow-case between.
Above left: A; above right: K. At right, double cornucopiae.
Inscription at left.

Provenance

By 1954: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston, Mass.; purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, October 14, 1954, for $ 45.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour