IONIA. Ephesos. C. Septimius T.f., proconsul, 57-55 BC. Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 12.47 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate Taureas, year OH (78) = 57-56. Serpent emerging to left from a partially open cista mystica; around, ivy wreath. Rev. C•SEPTVMI•T•F/ PRO-COS / TAYPEAΣ Bow in gorytos between two upwardly coiling snakes; above, two facing fasces; to left, OH and EΦE monograms over filleted palm branch; to right, lighted torch. DCA 337. Stumpf 34. Obverse struck slightly off-center, and with a die fault on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF