Specimen on a very large blank, complete
on both sides. Slightly off-centre
to the right, high relief where all the details are
visible. Complete reverse with fine details.
Magnificent grey patina, coin from an old collection.
Struck ca 92-88 BC
Weight: 12.50 g
Diameter: 26 mm
Obverse: Mystical cistus from which escapes
a snake, all in a crown
Reverse: bow and goryte decorated by a aplustre
between 2 serpents. In the right field
a candle flame and on top a star.
EF/XF - Rare Type R1.
Cf: BMC.98; SNG France 5/1726; Pergame 29
Pergamon, near the Mysian coast,
was located in a fertile area. The town
was famous for its library and
temple dedicated to Asclepius.
the cistophorus coinage was apparently
not struck before thebattle of Magnesia
of Meandre (190 AC). For the Greek cistophorus,
we distinguish two periods:
Before and after 133 BC.
- Mysia, Pergamon
- Tétradrachme Cistophore
- Year/Period and Variation
- (133-67 av J-C.).