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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Ephesus (?), Asia: Ionia


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

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The Ancient World


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