Cistophorus with head of Augustus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
19–18 B.C.

Mint: Asia: Mysia, Pergamum

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 005.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.73 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, right.
IMP.IX.TR.PO.V (below)
Reverse: Circular domed temple of Mars Ultor on podium of five steps; in center, a standard.
MART VLTO (left and right in field)


By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 57, pl. 16, no. 202); 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., March 19, 1959, for
$ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour