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Denarius with head of Philip V of of Macedonia, struck under L. Marcius Philippus

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Obverse: Head of Philip V of Macedonia, right, wearing diadem, helmet with goat horns and cheek pieces. In front: Greek letter. Monogram behind Reverse: Equestrian statue, right, forelegs raised, laurel branch over right shoulder; flower below. L.PHILIPPVS (on base of statue) Star below.


By 1983: with The Numismatic Auction Ltd. (Auction 2, December 12, 1983, lot 215); purchased at The Numismatic Auction Ltd. by Jeffrey Spier, 1750 Central Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois 60091; December 13, 1983: purchased from Jeffrey Spier on behalf of MFA by Mary B. Comstock; January 18, 1984: gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA

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Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman, Republican Period, about 113–112 B.C.




Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 3.59 gm. Die Axis: 3

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