Thursday, July 6, 2017

Figure 63

© Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG).
Photograph courtesy of www.cngcoins.com
Cistophoric Tetradrachm coin from Pergamum (ca. 160–150 BC).

Obv.: A basket used for housing sacred snakes (Lat. cista mystica); all within an ivy wreath.

Rev.: A bow-case with serpents; and stylis (BMC 88)

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