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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-R0799
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  G. Haines Collection
Collector:  Haines, Geoffrey
Maker:  M. Antonius; Asia Minor
Denomination:  Cistophorus
Place made:  Ephesus
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  39 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  11.98
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Haines 1954. bt A. H. Baldwin & Co. 1940.
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Description:  Obverse: wreathed head of M. Antonius r., lituus below, all in wreath. Reverse: Cista mystica surmounted by figure of Bacchus, a coiled serpent on each side.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: M·ANTONIVS·IMP·COS·DESIG·ITER·ET·TERT (Marc Antony, Imperator, Consul-designate again and a third time). Reverse: III·VIR / R·[P·C] (Triumvir [member of a group of three magistrates], guardian of the Republic)

Bibliography:  Sydenham 1197

Notes:  Mint location uncertain

3 Related People

M. Antonius
Roman
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Asia Minor
Roman;Byzantine;Islamic;Turkish


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Haines, Geoffrey Colton
British
1899
1981-09-14
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