Cistophorus with head of Marc Antony

Roman Provincial
Republican Period
about 39 B.C.


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1981.165

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Mark Antony, laureate, right, within wreath of ivy leaves and berries.
M.ANTONIVS.IMP.COS.DESIC.ITERETTERT
Reverse: Draped bust of Octavia, right, above cista mystica.
Snakes rear up on each side.
III.VIR. R.P.C

Provenance

By 1981: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu auction 28, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, May 5-6, 1981, lot 347); purchased by MFA at auction 28 and accessioned June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour