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Cistophorus: CM.MC.7706-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Pergamum



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -200 - Circa -133

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 27 mm Weight 12.43 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Cista mystica, with half-open lid, from which a serpent emerges; within heavy ivy-garland.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Two coiled serpents with heads erect; between them, strung bow in case decorated with scroll pattern; snake-entwined thrysos to right; monograms above and to left.

  • Text: IE above
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.7706-R
Primary reference Number: 234986
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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