Medallion with bust of Philip I

Imperial Period
A.D. 244–249

Mint: Rome

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver (with traces of gilding)

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



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


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)