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Athens --AR New Style Tetradrachm. 113/2 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing on amphora right; Triptolemos in serpent car to left.
Ephesos --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Cista Mystica/Bow-case and serpents. City mark left, Cult statue of artemis right.
Augustus --AR quinarius. Bare head right / Victory standing left on cista mystica flanked by two serpents. RIC I 276
Ephesos --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Cista Mystica/Bow-case and serpents. City mark left,Hand of Artemis (?) Holding beads on right.
Tralleis --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Cista Mystica/Bow-case and serpents. TRALL at left, Nike at right, flying left. Kleiner-Noe, Series 24, pl. XXIII, 13
Laodikeia --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Cista Mystica/Bow-case and serpents. City mark left. SG 5148.
Septimius Severus --’ 24mm (6.79 gm). Blundered legend, laureate head right / Retrograde legend, Agathodaimon serpent coiled right. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Thrace, etc. -; Mionnet Supp. II pg. 509, 799
Severus Alexander --AE31, Seleucia Ad Calycadnum. R: Athena advancing right, holding shield and thrusting spear at serpent footed giant, who hurls stone. SNG Lev. 756 (same dies), SGI 3362.
Pergamon --Q. Metellus Pius Scipio, Imperator. 49 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.81 gm). Serpent crawling from basket (cista) / Q.METELLVS PIVS SCIPIO IMPER, serpents entwined around legionary aquila; monogram. BMC Mysia pg. 126, 128; CNR Caecilia 75
Tralleis --AR Cistophoric tetradrachm. Serpent crawling from cista/Snakes around bow case, poppy to R. Kleiner-Noe Series 21, 42 (same obv. die)
Antoninus Pius --AE Drachm, Alexandria. R: Triptolemos riding left in biga of serpents. BMC 1027v. Datt. 2905.
Man. Acilius Glabrio --AR Denarius. Laureate head of Salus right / Salus standing left, leaning against column and holding serpent. Crawford 442/1a; Sear 16; Sydenham 922; Acilia 8
Ephesos --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Serpent crawing from cista/snakes around bowcase. Cornucopias and branch on top, torch to right.
Julius Caesar --AR Denarius. CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat. Crawford 443/1; Sydenham 1006
Apameia --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. P. Cornelius P. F. Lentulus Spinther, as Imperator. Circa 56-54 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / [P]-LENTVLVS-P[F] / IMPERATOR in two lines above bow-case with serpents; monogram to left, Capricorn to right, MUISKOU below. Stumpf, Numismatische Studien zur Chronologie der R”mischen Statthalter in Kleinasien, 74, pl. II, 26; BMC Phrygia pg. 73, 27-28; SNG Copenhagen 158
Annia Faustina --AE19, Sidon. R: Askliepos L w/serpent staff and wand. SNG Fitzwilliam 6064 and SNG Rhigetti 2302.
Apameia --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Serpent crawling from cista/Snakes around bow case, trident to right.
Tralleis --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Serpent crawling from cista/Snakes around bow case, Dionysos at right.
Gordian III --AE25, Hadrianopolis. R: God(dess?) in serpent biga. Ref?
Sardeis --AR Cistophoric tetradrachm. Cista mystica within ivy wreath/bow case with serpents, star to right, city legend to left. Kleiner-Noe Series 8, 12c, pl. xxx 8 (same dies)
Philip II --AE28, Tomis. Philip left facing Serapis right. R: Askliepos standing with serpent wrapped staff.
Pergamon --AR Cistophoric tetradrachm. Cista mystica with serpent/Bowcase with serpents, serpent staff to right, city legend to left. MH at top.
Laodikeia -- AR Cistophoric tetradrachm. Cista Mystica/Bow-case and serpents. City mark left, magistrate name above, caduceus to right.
Pergamon --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Cista Mystica/Bow-case and serpents. City mark left, owl on grapes to right. K-Noe -, Same obverse die as CNG 57, lot 390.
Apameia - AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Snake emerging from a cista; all within an ivy-wreath. / Two coiled serpents with heads erect; between them a bowcase ornamented with a floral scroll like an aplustre, elephant's head above. BMC 5. Overstruck on another issue.
Valerian (Sr.) --AE31, Mallus. R: Rev: MALLOCOLONIA, SC in ex. Naked figure of Amphilochos standing left holding laurel branch, boar at his feet, serpent-entwined tripod on base at right. Ref: Sear 4498; BMC 13.
Antoninus Pius --AE Drachm, Alexandria. R: Agathodaemon (serpent) with head of Serapis
Elagabalus --AE25, Nikopolis ad istrum. R: Triptolemos in serpent biga.
Ephesos --AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.57gm). Dated year 45 (90/89 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy-wreath / Bow-case with two serpents; serpent staff above, ME and EFE to left, torch to right. Kleiner, Ephesos 46; Pinder 36.
Elagabalus --AE26, Nikopolis ad istrum. R: Serpent. Pick 1996 pl. XX.11 (variation).
Elagabalus -- AE27, Berytus. R: Eshmun, nude, standing to front between two horned and erect serpents, one on each side. BMC 216, Lindgren I 2270 (same dies).
Antoninus Pius --AE26, Eirenopolis-Neronias. Obv.: Laureate head r. Rev.: Confronted busts of Asklepios and Hygieia; between serpent. SNG Levante 1606.
Pergamon --AR Cistophoric tetradrachm. Circa 76-67 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow-case with serpents; MOS and a monogram within a wreath above, thyrsos right. Kleiner, Pergamum 45; Pinder 124.
Ephesos -- AR cistophoric tetradrachm. R:Bow in case between two coiled serpents; bee above EfE to left; Cista mystica with serpent to right. SNG Von Aulock 7837
Tralleis -- AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm, C. Fannius. Praetor, 49/8 BC. Cistophoric standard. Charidemos, son of Dionysides, magistrate. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Hexastyle temple, surmounted by statue of Athena, between two serpents and stars; to right, Hekate standing left; magistrate’s name below. Stumpf 66; SNG Copenhagen -; cf. BMC 54.
Apameia -- AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm. Appius Claudius Pulcher Ap.f. Imperator, 53-51 BC. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / [AP] PULCHER AP [F] IMP, bow-case between two serpents; [AP]A left, two flutes right, QEOPROPOS and APOLLWNIOU (magistrates) below. Stumpf 83 = Hunterian II p. 477, 2. VF, lightly porous, uneven strike. Only the Hunterian specimen cited by Stumpf.From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 58 (19 September 2001), lot 633.
Elagabalus -- AE27, Philippopolis. Laureate head right / Aesclepius standing left, leaning on serpent-staff. Varbanov 1458; Mouchmov 5393.
Tranquillina -- AE30, Lydia, Tralles. Obv: Draped bust right; countermark. Rev: Inscr around oak-wreath; inside wreath city legend on either side of tripod, encircled by serpent . Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 12.40 g. Unpublished? CM: Cult statue of Aphrodite right, in oval punch, Howgego 228 (16 pcs). C/M applied at Aphrodisias in Caria/
Elagabalus --AE Sestertius (30mm, 25.63 g). Rome mint. Struck AD 218. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms. RIC IV 372.
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