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Cistophorus with bust of Domitia

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Obverse: Bust of Domitia, right, draped. DOMITIA (right, no cross bar in A); at left [AVGVSTA] Reverse: Venus, drapery around hips, seen from the back, stands right leaning left elbow on column, holding helmet in right hand, transverse sceptre in left. VENVS AVG (no cross bars in A's)


By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 11, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 82


Ephesus (?), Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 10.85 gm. Die Axis: 7

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The Ancient World


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