Tetradrachm (cistophoros) of Tralles with cista mystica, struck under Ptol[...]
Mint: Lydia, Tralles
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Snake emerging left from cista mystica, all within wreath of ivy-leaves and berries.
Reverse: Bow-case containing bow between two coiled snakes.
In field right, Dionysos stands with thyrsos in right hand, grapes (?) in left.
Inscriptions in Greek above and at left.
By 1963: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 3262); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour