Cistophorus with head of Trajan
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus (?)
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 018.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.26 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Trajan, laureate, right.
Reverse: Distyle temple in which Tyche crowns emperor in field dress.
TRPOT COSII; ROMAETAVG (on frieze); COMASI (in exergue)
By 1960: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 324); purchased at Hess-Leu auction, April 7, 1960 on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for Swiss fr. 8,221 (this is the total price for 60.518-60.525)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour