noun cis·toph·o·rus \siˈstäfərəs\

Definition of cistophorus



  1. :  any of certain silver coins of the 2d and 1st centuries b.c. chiefly of Pergamum bearing the picture of the sacred basket that was carried in the worship of Dionysus

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Origin and Etymology of cistophorus

Latin, from Greek kistophoros, from kisto- (from kistē basket) + -phoros -phorous — more at chest

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