Ancient Coins of Healing:
Aesklepius, the Serpent, and Pergamon, the healing / health center of the ancient world

The serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius became known as the caduceus.
This symbol is still used worldwide as a symbol of medicine and healing to this day!

Ancient Greece. Mysia, Pergamon. Philetairos, King of Pergamon c 282-263 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Ivy leaf inn the shape of a heart. FILE-TAIROU. 14 mm, 1.41 g. ref: BMC 60; SNG France 1676-1677; 1679-1681. Perfect heart shape. Men used to give coins as love tokens, and this one would clearly have been perfect! Olive-green patina, light earthen deposits. ex-Gitbud & Naumann numismatics, Germany. #CG2362: $125

The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; PER monogram to left, AP monogram above. 27 mm, 12.47 g. ref: Mionnet S5, 850; BMC 106; cf Sear 3947-3950. Gorgeous! #CG2145: $399


The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monogram to left, AP monogram above. ref: Sear 3948. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel, total diameter 29 mm (1 1/8"), weighs 22.61 grams total. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Incredible detail! #CG2387: $599


The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monogram to left, AP monogram above. 26.5 mm, 12.58 g. ref: Sear 3948. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Breathtaking! #CG2260: $475

Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, c. mid-late 2nd century BC. Bearded head of Asklepios right / Serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios. 18 mm, 4.22 g. ref: SNG Tuebingen 2423; SNG Righetti 744; SNG von Aulock 1383; SNG Cop 369-375; Weber 5190; Lindgren I 296; BMC 151-152. Olive-green patina, light earthen deposits. ex-Gitbud & Naumann, Germany. #CG2361: $125

The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 85-76 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; TPE monogram to left, DI monogram above. 29x26 mm, 12.48 g. ref: Mionnet S5, 850; BMC 106; cf Sear 3947-3950 var. ex-Kunker Numismatics, Germany. Very nice! #CG2336: $399


The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monogram to left, AP monogram above. ref: Sear 3948. Set into stunning custom .925 silver bezel, total diameter 33 mm (1 1/4"), weighs 22.63 grams total. Coin ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. An EF coin, superb detail! #CG2388: $699


The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Set into a stunning 14K gold bezel. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monograms to left and above. Coin bezel 1 1/8" diameter, strung on fine braided silver chain which measures 18" with a 2" extender. ref: Mionnet S5, 850; BMC 106; cf Sear 3947-3950. Gorgeous! #CG2119: $1800
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A Roman-period basalt statue of Aesklepius, god of healing, at the Capitoline Museum in Rome where I visited this year. He holds the serpent-entwined staff, also known as a caduceus, which still remains the world-recognized symbol of medicine and healing to this day.


Ancient Greece. Mysia, Pergamon. Philetairos. 282 - 263 BC. Bronze coin. Head of Athena in classic crested Athenian helmet / heart-shaped ivy leaf, Greek inscription. SNG Cop 351. 13 mm, 1.36g. Nice image of Athena! Scarcer issue. #mtp457: $85 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, 88-50 BC. Bronze coin. Head of Athena in classic crested Athenian helmet / serpent of Aesklepius, Greek inscription. Great style, nice detail. #perg015: $80 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, 88-50 BC. Bronze coin. Head of Athena in crested Athenian helmet ornamented with Pegasus! / serpent of Aesklepius, Greek inscription.15 mm. #4092: $95 SOLD
Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, 88-50 BC. Bronze coin. Head of Athena in classic crested Athenian helmet / serpent of Aesklepius, Greek inscription. Sharp details! #perg014: $75 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, 88-50 BC. Bronze coin. Head of Athena in classic crested Athenian helmet / serpent of Aesklepius, Greek inscription. Great olive-green patina and glossy tone. 15 mm. #4091: $85 SOLD



Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, 88-50 BC. Bronze coin. Head of Athena in classic crested Athenian helmet / serpent of Aesklepius, Greek inscription. #perg016: $45 SOLD


Ancient Greece. Pergamon, Mysia, mid-late 2nd century BC. Bronze drachm. Laureate head of Asklepios right / Serpent-entwined staff of Asklepios, Greek inscription around. 15mm, 4.38 g. ref: SNG France 1831-49. Near VF, dark green patina. ex-CNG. Nice! #CG2118: $150 SOLD
The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 166-67 BC. Silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck 190-133 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; PER monogram to left, AP monogram above. 25.5 mm, 12.57 g. ref: Mionnet S5, 850; BMC 106; cf Sear 3947-3950. Stunning detail! #CG2074: $425
SOLD



The Healing Center of the Ancient World.
Pergamon, Mysia, Ancient Greece, c. 190-133 BC. Large silver cistophoric tetradrachm, struck c. 166-67 BC. Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a serpent issues, all within ivy wreath / Two coiled serpents with heads erect, between them a bow case, ornamented with an aplustre, containing a strung bow, in field to right a serpent-entwined staff of Aesklepius; monogram to left, TEY monogram above. 26.5 mm, 12.53 g. ref: Sear 3948. ex-Frank S. Robinson, Albany, NY. Breathtaking! #CG2205: $499
SOLD