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Cista mystica

The cista mystica is a basket containing snakes linked to the cult of Dionysos.

(1 coin)

55552 Order
Pontos, Amisos
AE 21, 8.68g. c/85-65 B.C. Head of Dionysos to right wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Cista mystica, panther skin, and thyrsos. SNG BM 1204. Dark brown patina.

Ex: Dr. Dieter Klein collection, Nomismata, Milan, Auction 3, 1999, lot 234. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $125.00

 

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