Cistophorus with head of Octavian
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 002.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm. Die Axis: 2
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Octavian, right, laureate.
Reverse: Pax standing on lighted torch, left, holding caduceus in right hand; behind her, cista with serpent; around, laurel wreath.
PAX (at left)
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour