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

Roman
Republican Period
about 113–112 B.C.


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1984.44

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock