Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Pergamon with cista mystica
about 133–67 B.C.
Mint: Mysia, Pergamon
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 11.88 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Half-open cista mystica, from which serpent emerges left.
Ivy wreath around.
Reverse: Bow-case, ornamented with an aplustre, between two coiled serpents.
At right, staff (or thyrsos?) entwined by serpent.
Monogram at left. Greek letters above monogram between serpents.
By 1963: with Hans von Aulock; purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, November 13, 1963
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour