plural cistophori
: 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

Word History


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

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“Cistophorus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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