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Cistophorus with busts of Marc Anthony and Octavia

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Obverse: Jugate busts of Anthony and Octavia, right. He wears wreath of ivy. M.ANTONIVS.IMP.COS.DESIC.ITERET.TERT Reverse: Draped figure of Bacchus stands, left, on cista mystica, holding two handled vase in right hand, thyrsos in left. Coiled snake rears upward on each side. III.VIR. R.P.C.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; April 10, 1969: purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Republican Period, about 39 B.C.

Mint

Ephesus (?), Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

69.30

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins