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Cistophorus with head of Octavian

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Obverse: Head of Octavian, right, laureate. IMP.CAESAR.DIVI.F.COS.VI.LIBERTATIS.P.R.VINDEX Reverse: Pax standing on lighted torch, left, holding caduceus in right hand; behind her, cista with serpent; around, laurel wreath. PAX (at left)


By date unknown: Mazzini Collection (G. Mazzini, Monete Imperiali Romane, vol. 1, Milan, 1957, p. 59, pl. 17, no. 218); 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., October 9, 1958, for $ 2,466 (this is the total price for 58.960-58.967)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Republican Period, 28 B.C.


Ephesus, Asia: Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 002.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm. Die Axis: 2

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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