Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Laodikeia with cista mystica, struck under Kratippos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 133 B.C.


Mint: Phrygia, Laodikeia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 204.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 12.68 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

62.637

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour