User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sestertius with bust of Philip II

Start collecting

Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. IMPCAESMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG Reverse: Cippus, on which is: COS/III Around: SAECVLARESAVGG (sic) In field: S C

Provenance

By date unknown: Earl Fitzwilliam Collection; by 1949: with Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, St. James's Streeet, London, S.W. 1 (Christie's auction of the Earl Fitzwilliam Collection, sold by order of the Earl Fitzwilliam's Wentworth Estates Company, May 30-31, 1949, lot 333 [partial]); 1949: with Seaby, London; September 7, 1949: purchased from Seaby by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, December 17, 1986

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 248

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.5 mm. Weight: 15.58 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1986.900

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins