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    Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. Cistophoric tetradrachm, 12.05g (1h). Uncertain Asia Minor mint, c. 19/18 BC. Obv: IMP IX TR PO V Head bare right. Rx: MART - VLTO across field, Circular temple showing four columns on podium of five steps, military standard within. RPC 2220. BM 704. Paris 989. Cohen 202 (25 Fr.). RIC 507. Toned VF+.

    Ex Lanz 94, 22 November 1999, Leo Benz Collection, lot 10; Ex Hess 252, 24-25 May 1982, lot 211.

    The standards of Crassus that Augustus recovered from the Parthians in 20 BC seem to have been housed in a temporary small round temple, shown on this cistophorus, until they were moved to the permanent temple of Mars Ultor in the Forum of Augustus upon its completion in 2 BC.


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    April, 2011
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