Cistophorus with head of Octavian

Roman Provincial
Republican Period
28 B.C.


Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 002.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

58.961

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Octavian, right, laureate.
IMP.CAESAR.DIVI.F.COS.VI.LIBERTATIS.P.R.VINDEX
Reverse: Pax standing on lighted torch, left, holding caduceus in right hand; behind her, cista with serpent; around, laurel wreath.
PAX (at left)

Provenance

By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 59, pl. 17, no. 218); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., October 9, 1958, for
$ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour