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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
133–126 B.C.


Mint: Lydia, Tralles

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1287

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

By 1963: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 3262); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour