Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Laodikeia with cista mystica, struck under Kratippos
After 133 B.C.
Mint: Phrygia, Laodikeia
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 204.
Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.68 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Cista mystica with lid half-open to left, from which serpent emerges.
Ivy wreath around.
Reverse: Two coiled serpents; between, bow-case ornamented with an aplustre resembling a floral scroll. In field at right, winged caduceus.
Inscriptions in Greek in left field and between snakes.
By 1962: with Hans von Aulock, c/o Bache and Co., 36 Wall Street, New York 5; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock for $ 90.00 (this is the total price for 62.636–62.638)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour