TRALLES SILVER CISTOPHORUS – RARE FIRST TRALLES CISTOPHORIC ISSUE WITH BUTTING BULL SYMBOL – AU NGC GRADED GREEK LYDIA COIN (Inv. 14542)
LYDIA. TRALLES. Ca. 166-128 BC.
Silver cistophorus, 12.55 g., 28 mm, struck ca. 166-160 BC.
Obv. Cista mystica within ivy wreath.
Rev. TPAΛ, snakes around quiver, butting humped bull in right field.
Kleiner & Noe Series 1b (5 specimens listed)
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, a specimen from the very first cistophoric emission from the city of Tralles and a seldom seen variant with the entire “butting bull” shown.