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113/112 BC L. Marcius Philippus
L Marcius Philippus
ROMA monogram
Head of King Philip V of Macedon right, wearing helmet decorated with goat's horns, Φ below chin

L PHILIPPVS
Equestrian statue right on tablet with inscription. Horseman carrying laurel-branch flower at horses feet. (XVI monogram) below tablet.

Rome 113/112 BC

3.96g

Crawford 293/1. Sydenham 551. Marcia 12.

Ex Calgary-Coin

This is the first Roman coin to depict an historical person instead of a personification or deity. The moneyís ancestor L. Marcius Q.f. Philippus negotiated a treaty between Rome and Philip V of Macedon.
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Enodia  [Feb 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM]
interesting coin Jay, very nice!
SPQR Matt  [Feb 24, 2013 at 01:11 AM]
I love it! Wonderful toning!
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 24, 2013 at 02:25 AM]
Very cool coin Jay!
Sosius  [Feb 25, 2013 at 12:04 AM]
Wow. Amazing detail on the bust!
Augustin Caron  [Apr 01, 2013 at 01:06 AM]
Great addition, beautiful!