MYSIA. Pergamon. Circa 166-67 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26.5 mm, 12.50 g, 12 h), c. 160-150. Cista mystica from which snake coils; all within ivy wreath. Rev. Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; to left, monogram of ΠΕΡ; to right, grape bunch. Kleiner & Noe Series 13. SNG BN -. Very rare - only one example cited by Kleiner & Noe. Attractive dark fine patina. About extremely fine.
From the Vineyard Collection, acquired in January 2001.