AR, Cistophoric tetradrachm, year 86 (= 49/48 BC), EPHESOS

Collection Dr. W. R. - From the Civil Wars of the Late Roman Republic to the Beginnings of the Roman Empire

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Lot number 1045

Estimated price: 250.00 €
Hammer-price / sale price: 500.00 €

AR, Cistophoric tetradrachm, year 86 (= 49/48 BC), EPHESOS, Praetor C. Fannius and local magistrate Aratos,

25 mm, 12.40 g.

Cista Mystica within ivy wreath with corymbas//C · FAN · PONT · PR, two serpents, their tails entwined, flanking domed dystile temple surmounted by cult statue holding patera and sceptre, headdress of Isis to left, ΕΦΕ and date ΠϚ (= 86) above, to right burning torch, in exergue ARATOC.

Metcalf 83 (this coin); SNG v. Aulock 1868; Stumpf 58.

RR Very fine/nearly very fine

Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 17, Munich 2003, lot 155.