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Medallion with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Bust of Philip the Elder, draped, with cuirass, laureate right. IMPCAESMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG Reverse: Three Monetae standing left, each holding a balance and cornucopia; at their feet heaps of metal. AEQVITASAVGVSTI

Provenance

By date unknown: Prince Waldeck Collection; by 1935: with Münzhandlung Basel, Aeschenvorstadt 37, Basel, Switzerland (Münzhandlung Basel auction 3 [Prince Waldeck Collection], March 4-5, 1935, lot 838); purchased at the Münzhandlung Basel auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 on behalf of a U.S. Private Collector; March 12, 1935: purchased from Spink & Son, Ltd. by a U.S. Private Collector; October 3, 1935: Anonymous gift to MFA in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249

Mint

Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

Roman Medallions (MFA, 1962, 1975), no. 058.

Dimensions

Diameter: 38 mm. Weight: 30.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

35.1463

Medium or Technique

Silver (with traces of gilding)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions