Roman Province of Asia. After 133 BC. Cistophoric tetradrachm.

Ancient Coins - Roman Province of Asia.  After 133 BC. Cistophoric tetradrachm.
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Roman Province of Asia.  After 133 BC.

Denomination : cistophoric tetradrachm.  Mint : Pergamon in Mysia

Date : after the Roman conquest of the Kingdom of Pergamon in 133 BC.

Reference : Sear Greek - 3948 variety (different control marks)

Size : 15.5 x 16.0 mm. Weight : 12.46 grams.

Grade : gVF with a minor dark stain along one edge (probably a little silver cloride, that could be easily removed if one wanted to).

Obverse : Cista mysica (basket) from which emerges a serpent, all within an ivy-wreath.

Reverse : Bowcase between two entwined serpents, with the mint mark for Pergamon to the left, a serpent coiled around a staff to the right, with A R above a GRY monogram between the serpents heads.

Pergamon became the capital of the Pergamene under Philetairos in 282 BC.  Ccistophoric tetradrachms were struck at a variety of cities within the kingdom, under Eumenes II, Attalos II and Attalos III, from about 190 to 133 BC.

The Romans conquored the region in 133 BC and continued to strike cistophoric tetradrachms, but with the names or monograms of Roman Proconsuls on them (as with this specimen).  Technically, this is a coin of the Roman Republic rather than a Greek coin.

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