Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Tralles with cista mystica, struck under Dion[...]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 128–85 B.C.


Mint: Lydia, Tralles

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 200.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.64 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.636

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

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 them bow-case with aplustre and strung bow.
In the field at the right, lyre.
Inscriptions in Greek between serpents and at left.

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