Cistophorus with head of Claudius

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 41–42


Mint: Asia Minor: Ionia, Ephesos (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 009.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

54.568

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Claudius, bare, left.
TICLAVD CAESAVG
Reverse: Temple of Roma and Augustus, between columns, Claudius and female figure.
ROMETAVG (on entablature of temple)
COM ASI (in field, left and right)

Provenance

By 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 239); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 137.77 and accessioned May 13, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour