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Cistophorus with head of Marc Antony

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Obverse: Head of Mark Antony, laureate, right, within wreath of ivy leaves and berries. M.ANTONIVS.IMP.COS.DESIC.ITERETTERT Reverse: Draped bust of Octavia, right, above cista mystica. Snakes rear up on each side. III.VIR. R.P.C

Provenance

By 1981: with Bank Leu A.G., Bahnhofstrasse 32, CH-8022 Zurich, Switzerland (Bank Leu auction 28, Savoy Hotel-Baur en Ville, Poststrasse 12, Zurich, May 5-6, 1981, lot 347); purchased by MFA at auction 28 and accessioned June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Ephesus (?), Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 12.11 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1981.165

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins