Cistophorus with heads of Marc Anthony and Octavia
about 39 B.C.
Mint: Asia: Ionia, Ephesus (?)
Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 001.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.78 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Heads of Anthony and Octavia conjoined; he wears ivy wreath.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Cista mystica surmounted by draped figure of Bacchus, standing, left, cup in right hand, thyrsus in left hand, all between serpents to right and left.
III.VIR. R P C
By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 37, pl. 10, no. 3); 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., October 9, 1958, for
$ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour