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Cistophorus: CM.MC.8089-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Ephesus



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: circa 112 BC

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 28.5 mm Weight 12.42 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Serpent emerging from cista mystica; all within ivy-wreath.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Two coiled serpents; between them, a bow-case decorated with an aplustre and containing a strung bow; to right, a long torch; between serpent heads, a lyre.

  • Text: E?E below left; date letters BK above left
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.8089-R
Primary reference Number: 235369
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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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