AUGUSTUS AR CISTOPHORUS, 25 - 20 B.C.E.
RIC 481, RPC 2214, BM 697, Very Fine, 27.8mm, 11.54 grams, Ephesos Mint
Obverse: Bare head of Augustus to right, IMP • CAESAR below
Reverse: Six grain-ears tied in a bundle, flanked by AVGV STVS
A problem free, nice mid-grade example of this scarce and popular large silver type!
Ex: Philip Ashton Collection. Acquired in September 1998