© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.528.234
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Cistophorus of Octavian, Ephesus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
28 BCE-c. 20 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
10.82 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
cistophorus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERALITATIS P R VINDEX
  • Reverse Inscription: PAX
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 476, p. 79; RPC 2203
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette B. Rodney
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.528.234
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Laureate head of Octavian r.; around, IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERTATIS P R VINDEX.
Rev.: Pax standing half-left on parazonium or torch, holding caduceus in r. hand; to r., snake merging from cista mystica; in field l., PAX; all in laurel-wreath.

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu