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Sestertius with bust of Philip I

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. IMPMIVLPH ILIPPVSAV[G] Reverse: Deer to right. SAECVLARESAVGG in ex.: SC

Provenance

By date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, England; purchased by Cornelius C. Vermeule III from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., October, 1954; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 16, 1998

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 248

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 25.04 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

1998.505

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins