Sestertius with bust of Philip II

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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