Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Laodikeia with cista mystica, struck under Hippochaites
After 133 B.C.
Mint: Phrygia, Laodikeia
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.09 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Wreath of berries and ivy-leaves, within which cista mystica. Serpent emerges from half-open lid to left.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with aplustre, and containing strung bow (which appears behind left-hand serpent), flanked by coiled serpent on each side. Winged caduceus in field at right.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and above.
By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen List 228, January 1963, no. 49); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 8, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour