Cistophorus with busts of Marc Anthony and Octavia

Roman Provincial
Republican Period
about 39 B.C.


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.30

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Jugate busts of Anthony and Octavia, right. He wears wreath of ivy.
M.ANTONIVS.IMP.COS.DESIC.ITERET.TERT
Reverse: Draped figure of Bacchus stands, left, on cista mystica, holding two handled vase in right hand, thyrsos in left. Coiled snake rears upward on each side.
III.VIR. R.P.C.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; April 10, 1969: purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour