Cistophorus with head of Augustus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
27–26 B.C.


Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 003.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.517

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Augustus, right.
IMP.CAESAR
Circle of dots.
Reverse: Six ears of wheat tied together.
AVGV STVS
Circle of dots.

Provenance

By 1958: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 281); purchased at Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son Ltd., June 5, 1958, for 12,800 Swiss francs (this is the total price for 58.515-58.519)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour