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    Pergamum. Ca. 133-56 BC. AR cistophorus (12.25 gm). Issue by anonymous Roman Quaestor, ca. 100-56 BC. Cista mystica with serpent, all within ivy wreath / Bowcase flanked by two serpents, heads confronted, monogram above, serpent twined around thyrsus to right, Q to left. SNG France 767. Stumpf 3 (M. Antonius M.f.). Well centered for issue and deeply struck in choice metal. Mint state.

    The anonymous Roman quaestor (a magistrate in charge of finance) who struck these monogrammed issues of Pergamum and Ephesus in not known with any certainty, although Lucius Antony, brother of Mark Antony, who served a term as Quaestor in the East in the 60's and 50s BC, is a possibility.


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