Ionia, Ephesus. Mark Antony & Octavia (39 BCE) AR Cistophorus

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Locale: Ionia, Ephesus
Issuer: Mark Antony and Octavia
Date: Summer-autumn 39 BCE.
Denomination: AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.16g, 27mm, 1h)

Obverse: Head of Antony right, wearing ivy wreath; lituus below; all within wreath of ivy and flowers; M•ANTONIVS•IMP•COS•DESIG•ITER ET TERT around.
Reverse: Draped bust of Octavia right above cista mystica, flanked by interlaced serpents with heads erect; III•VIR•R•P•C• around.

Literature: PC I 2201; CRI 262; Sydenham 1197; RSC 2. 
Preservation: Attractive, even-gray VF.