PHILIP I

Antoninianus Presentation

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Sear - Seaby - VM - RIC -
Obverse of Philippus antoninianus

Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 244 - 249)
Weight:      3.57 grams
Die axis:    n/a
Rarity:    unusual


Reverse: blank reverse

Note: This coin was probably struck with another flan during one strike.  This one received the obverse impression while the other should have the reverse impression (see reverse only coin).  Alternatively, this could have been a test strike for a obverse die.

Blank reverse

Sear - 2550 Seaby - 3 VM - 2 RIC - 26(b)
Obverse of Adventus Augustorum antoninianus

Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 245)
Weight:      3.96 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "ADVENTVS AVGG"
    Philip on horseback left, holding spear and raising right hand.

Note: This coin celebrates the return to Rome of Philip from the east and his accession to the throne.  AVGG (Augustorum) includes the Emperor, Empress, and Prince inside the Imperial house.

[Additional Coins in Collection of this Type]

Reverse of Adventus Augustorum antoninianus

Seaby - 4 RIC - 81
Obverse of coin with portrait facing left

Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate and cuirassed bust left.


Mint and Year: Antioch - undated (AD 247-248)
Weight:      3.88 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    R2, Bland #13, Qty. known = 4


Reverse: "ADVENTVS AVGG"
    Philip on horseback left, holding spear and raising right hand.

Note: According to Curtis Clay, the recognized expert on coinage during these years,  this and all Antioch issues were copied from earlier Rome issues.  Although Rome issued this type in AD 245, Antioch struck this type in AD 247 - 248.

Reverse of Adventus Augustorum antoninianus

Sear - Seaby - 4(v) VM - RIC - 81(v)
Obverse of Adventus Augustorum antoninianus

Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.



Mint and Year: Antioch - undated (AD 247-248)
Weight:      4.39 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:    R2 with bust facing left, unlisted with bust facing right,
              Bland #12, Qty. known = 2



Reverse: "ADVENTVS AVGG"
    Philip on horseback left, holding spear and raising right hand.
Reverse of Adventus Augustorum antoninianus

Sear -  Seaby - VM - RIC -
Blank obverse of coin
Obverse:   blank obverse
 


Mint and Year: unknown - undated
Weight:      3.26 grams
Die axis:    n/a
Rarity:    
              

Reverse: "AEQVITAS AVGG"
    Aequitas (Equity, Fair dealing) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

Note: This coin was probably struck with another flan during one strike.  This one received the reverse impression while the other should have the obverse impression (see obverse only coin).  Thank you to Anthony Gondor for allowing me to acquire this specimen from his collection.

Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae.

Sear -  Seaby - 8(v) VM - 3(v) RIC - 82(v)
Obverse of coin with portrait facing left
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate and cuirassed bust left.


Mint and Year: Antioch - undated (AD 247-248)
Weight:      4.13 grams
Die axis:    175 degrees
Rarity:    R2 with AVGG, Bland #17, Qty. known = 41
              

Reverse: "AEQVITAS AVG"
    Aequitas (Equity, Fair dealing) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

Note:  Only Cohen lists as AVG.  RIC and Seaby state that Cohen is in error.  The AVG legend suggests the year AD 244 for the coin but is actually believed to have been struck in AD 247 - 248).

[Additional Coins in Collection of this Type]

Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae.

Seaby - 9v VM - 3v RIC - 82(v)
Emperor's radiate and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate and cuirassed bust right from the front.


Mint and Year: Antioch - undated (AD 247-248)
Weight:      4.38 grams
Die axis:    185 degrees
Rarity:    Very rare with this bust type,
              Bland #14, Qty. known = 2


Reverse: "AEQVITAS AVG"
    Aequitas (Equity, Fair dealing) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

Note:  The right facing bust for this reverse (AVG instead of AVGG) is unlisted in any major reference.

Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

Seaby - 9v VM - 3v RIC - 82(v)
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from the front.


Mint and Year: Antioch - undated (AD 247-248)
Weight:      3.87 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    Unlisted and very rare with bust portrayed from the front.
              Bland #15, Qty. known = 3


Reverse: "AEQVITAS AVG"
    Aequitas (Equity, Fair dealing) standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

Note:  I have been told that there are only four of these known.

Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.

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