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Cistophorus of Augustus
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Cistophorus of Augustus


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Obverse: Head of Augustus, bare, right; solid border. Reverse: Shrine with open door revealing legionary vexillum (military standard) within; solid border.
Exhibitions
  • I, Claudius: Art in the Age of Julio-Claudians. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1977-1978.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription, Latin; obverse] IMP(erator) IX TR(ibunicia) PO(testas) V [Translation] Imperator nine times, tribunician power five times [Inscription, Latin; reverse] MART(i) VLTO(re) [Translation] To Mars the Avenger
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
19-18 BCE (Early Roman Imperial)
Medium
silver; struck
(Coins & Medals)
Accession Number
59.23
Measurements
Max diam: 1 in. (2.61 cm); axis: 12:00
Geographies
  • Roman Empire (Place of Origin)
  • Turkey, Asia Minor, Pergamum (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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