cistophorus

noun
cis·​toph·​o·​rus | \ siˈstäfərəs \
plural cistophori\ -​ˌrī \

Definition of cistophorus

: 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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History and Etymology for cistophorus

Latin, from Greek kistophoros, from kisto- (from kistē basket) + -phoros -phorous

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“Cistophorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cistophorus. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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