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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Mysia| > |Pergamon| > GB29226
Pergamon, Mysia, c. 133 - 16 B.C.
|Pergamon|, |Pergamon,| |Mysia,| |c.| |133| |-| |16| |B.C.|, The cista mystica was a basket used for housing sacred snakes in connection with the initiation ceremony into the cult of Bacchus (Dionysus). In the Dionysian mysteries a snake, representing the god and possibly symbolic of his phallus, was carried in a cista mystica on a bed of vine leaves. The cista in the mysteries of Isis may also have held a serpent, perhaps associated with the missing phallus of Osiris.
GB29226. Bronze AE 20, BMC Mysia p. 129, 160; SNGvA 1371, VF, Pergamon (Bergama, Turkey) mint, weight 7.935g, maximum diameter 19.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 133 - 16 B.C.; obverse Laureate head of Asklepios right; reverse AΣKΛHΠIOY / ΣΩTHPOΣ, Asklepian snake coiled around omphalos, owl standing on the snake's back; SOLD











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