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Obverse: Draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES Reverse: Philip II standing, head left, holds globe in right hand, vertical spear in left. PRINCIPII VVENT in field: S C


By date unknown: Sir Charles Oman Collection; by 1968: with Christie, Manson & Woods, 8 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Oman collection, July 2, 1968, lot 196, partial); purchased on behalf of MFA at Christie's auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 11, 1968

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–246




Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

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