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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.176.61
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, Early
Culture
Roman Imperial
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
11.4 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, 479, p. 80; BMCRE 694-695; Ashmolean 680,681
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The George Davis Chase Collection of Roman Coins, Gift of George Davis Chase, Professor of Classics and Dean of Graduate Study at the University of Maine
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.176.61
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of Augustus, bare, r.; below, IMP CAESAR; line border.
Rev.: Garlanded altar sculpted with two confronting hinds; above, AVGVSTVS; line border.
Exhibition History

The Portrait, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/15/2004 - 01/09/2005

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