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Cistophorus with head of Claudius

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Obverse: Head of Claudius, bare, left. TICLAVD CAESAVG Reverse: Temple of Roma and Augustus, between columns, Claudius and female figure. ROMETAVG (on entablature of temple) COM ASI (in field, left and right)


By 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 239); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 137.77 and accessioned May 13, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 41–42


Ephesos (probably), Asia Minor: Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 009.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.25 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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