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Cistophorus: CM.MC.8760-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Mint: Apameia



Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: post 133 BC

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 26.5 mm Weight 12.33 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which which emerges a serpent, left; all in wreath of ivy-leaves and berries.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Two coiled serpents; between them, bow-case ornamented with aplustre and containing strung bow; two crossed flutes behind right-hand serpent.

  • Text: [A]?? to left; ATTA ?OV TIM? above
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.8760-R
Primary reference Number: 236037
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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