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Sestertius with bust of Diadumenian, struck under Macrinus

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Obverse: Bust of Diadumenian, draped, cuirassed, head bare, right. MOPELANTONINVSDIADVMENIANVSCAES Reverse: Diadumenian in military dress, standing front, head right, holding vertical standard in right hand and spear in left; to right, legionary eagle and standard. PRINC.IVVENTVTIS ...

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By date unknown: Sir Arthur J. Evans Collection; by 1934: with Ars Classica S.A. (Naville & Cie), 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (auction 17 [collections of Sir Arthur J. Evans, et al.], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, October 3ff., 1934, lot 1601); by date unknown: Sydenham Collection; 1941: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction, December 10, 1941, lot 256); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; 1959: with Glendining & Co. (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 8, London, May 26, 1959, lot 76 [as ex Evans and Sydenham collections]); by summer 1959: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; March 10, 1960: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 104/10/0 (this is the total price for 60.138-60.147)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218


Rome (or Antioch?)


Diameter: 33.5 mm. Weight: 23.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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