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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.528.236
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Cistophorus of Augustus, Ephesus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 25 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Ephesos (Ionia)
Period
Roman Imperial period
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
10.86 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
cistophorus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP.CAESAR
  • Reverse Inscription: AVSVSTVS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 479, p. 80; RPC 2215
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette B. Rodney
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.528.236
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bare head of Augustus r.; below, IMP.CAESAR; line border.
Rev.: Garlanded altar sculpted with two confronting hinds; above, AVGVSTVS; line border.

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