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Cistophorus with head of Augustus

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Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, right. IMP.IX.TR.PO.V (below) Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by quadriga facing. IMP.IX.TR.POT.V (on entablature) S.P.R./SIGNIS/RECEPTIS (in archway)


By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 66, pl. 19, no. 298); 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., March 19, 1959, for $ 733.50 (this is the total price for 59.179-59.183)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 19–18 B.C.


Pergamum, Asia: Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 004.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 11.81 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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