Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Ephesos with cista mystica
about 160–150 B.C.
Mint: Ionia, Ephesos
Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 12.56 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Serpent gliding left from cista mystica; all within wreath of ivy.
Reverse: Bow within bowcase ornamented with aplustre between two serpents.
In field at right, cult statue of Ephesian Artemis.
Inscription in Greek at left.
By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour