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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1979.265
People
Augustus, Roman (r. 27 BCE - 14 CE)
Title
Cistophorus of Augustus, Ephesus
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
25 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Ephesos (Ionia)
Period
Roman Imperial period, Early
Culture
Roman Provincial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.8 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
cistophorus
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: IMP.CAESAR
  • Reverse Inscription: AVGVSTVS
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RIC I 2, 477, p. 80; RPC 2213; CA nos. 154-73
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Professor Randall Thompson in honor of Professor Mason Hammond
Accession Year
1979
Object Number
1979.265
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.: Capricorn r., head l., with cornucopia on back; below, AVGVSTVS; all in laurel wreath.
Exhibition History

Roman Gallery Installation (long-term), Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/16/1999 - 01/20/2008

Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

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