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Cistophorus with bust of Augustus

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Obverse: Bust of Augustus, right, line border. IMP.CAE SAR Reverse: Wreathed and garlanded altar; two hinds facing each other standing on the front, line border. AVGVSTVS (above)


By 1912: Egger auction, lot 634 (information from C. H. V. Sutherland, The Cistophori of Augustus, p. 69, no. 384b); by date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining & Co. Ltd., auction of A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962, lot 277); purchased at the Woodward auction on behalf of MFA by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; February 13, 1963: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about 25–20 B.C.


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.91 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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