cistophorus

noun cis·toph·o·rus \ siˈstäfərəs \

Definition of cistophorus

plural cistophori \-ˌrī\
: 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


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