Cistophorus with busts of Claudius and Agrippina
about A.D. 50–51
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 010.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.35 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Jugate busts of Claudius, laureate, and Agrippina, bare, left.
Reverse: Cult statue of the Ephesian Artemis facing.
By 1960: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 298); purchased at Hess-Leu auction, April 7, 1960 on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for Swiss fr. 8,221 (this is the total price for 60.518-60.525)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour