AUGUSTUS SILVER CISTOPHORUS – ISSUE OF EPHESUS WITH PAX AND CISTA MYSTICA – XF NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERIAL COIN OF THE 12 CAESARS (Inv. 18394)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS).
Silver cistophorus, 11.81 g, 27 mm. Issue of Ephesus, ca. 28 BC.
Obv. IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERTATIS P R VINDEX, laureate head of Octavian right. Rev. PAX, Pax standing left with caduceus, snake emerging from cista mystica in right field, all within laurel wreath.
RIC I, rev, 476; RPC, 2203.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, “light marks”, attractive old cabinet toning with golden highlights; the type commemorates Octavian’s victory over Antony and Cleopatra and the restoration of peace following the Roman civil war.
Published: Vilmar Fixed Price List IV, no. 105.