Reverse: Circular temple, with conical roof, to Mars Ultor

Obverse: Head of Augustus

Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Context: Ephesus
Material: Silver
Denomination: Tetradrachm
Issuing Authority: Augustus
Actual Weight: 11.73 g.
Date: exact 19 BC - exact 18 BC
Dimensions: 27 mm.
Region: Ionia
Period: Augustan

Obverse Type: Within a circle, a circular temple with Corinthian columns (dedicated to Mars Ultor, Mars the Avenger) with conical roof, on a podium of five steps; in center, a standard

Donor: Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Zoƫ Wilbour

Commentary: Imperial cistophoric tetradrachm

Sources Used: BMCRE I, 114, 704, pl. 17.12; Mazzini 1957, no. 304 (for provenance)