Pergamon (Mysia) - AR cistophoric tetradrachm
AR cistophoric tetradrachm, circa 92-88 B.C.
Cista mystica with half-open lid from which a serpent issues. All within ivy wreath.
Two coiled serpents with head erected, between them a bow-case ornamented with aplustre, containing a strung bow. ΠPE, monogram of Pergamon left. EY/ΠPY above. In field rignt, thyrsos entwined by serpent.
12,60 g. BMC 109 ; SNG Copenhagen 431 ; Kleiner, Hoard evidence and the late Cistophori of Pergamum, ANS MN 23 (1978) 33 ; SNG France 1736. Extremely fine