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180/167-133 BC AR Cistophorus NGC Choice XF (Ancient Greek)

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Degree of Toning: 2/10
DLRC Inventory #: 365086

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DLRC Asking Price: $600.00

Item Description:
This is an exciting and affordable offering of an extra fine example of Ancient coinage struck in Ionia, Ephesus, now modern day Turkey. The obverse (front) of this exciting Ancient coin bears the image of a cista mystica, or sacred chest, and often used to house snakes. Cistae mystica chests were used during initiation ceremonies by the followers of Bacchus, or Dionysus the famous gods of wine and drink. The cista on this coin is surrounded by a wreath. The reverse of the coin bears a bow case surrounded by 2 snakes. This coin is struck in silver and is quite desirable in this extra fine condition. Diameter is approximately 25 mm.

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Catalog Details:
CDN #: 3760
Catalog: Ancient Coins
Category: Ancient Greek
Series: Ancient Greek