Cistophorus with busts of Marc Anthony and Octavia
about 39 B.C.
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus (?)
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.10 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Jugate busts of Anthony and Octavia, right. He wears wreath of ivy.
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.
By date unknown: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; April 10, 1969: purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour