PHILIP I

Antoninianus Presentation

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Sear -  Seaby - VM - RIC -
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PIHILIPPIVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Unofficial issue
Weight:      3.66 grams
Die axis:    185 degrees
Rarity:     ancient counterfeit


Reverse: "P M TR P V COS II P P"
    Mars walking right, cape flowing behind, holding spear and trophy.

Note: This coin is one of two coins known with this obverse die.  The other, with reverse "IOVI STATORI" also would appear to be an unofficial issue.  It is in the collection of Dr. Otakar Fojt.
Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy

Sear -  Seaby - 145 VM - 31/1 RIC - 7
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - AD 248
Weight:      3.96 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:     common
Officina:   A (1st officina)


Reverse: "P M TR P V COS III P P"
    Mars standing left, holding branch and resting left hand on shield, spear against left arm; Greek A in lower left field.

Note: This coin is one of four listed in Roman Imperial Coins which use Greek letters.  The other three reverses are Tranqvillitas, Nobilitas, and Virtvs.

[Additional Coins in Collection of this Type]

Mars standing left, holding branch and resting left hand on shield, spear against left arm; Greek A in lower left field.

Sear -  Seaby - 147 VM - 31/2 RIC - 6
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - AD 248
Weight:    3.81 grams
Die axis:   190 degrees
Rarity:     scarce


Reverse: "P M TR P V COS III P P"
    Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and

Sear -  Seaby - 155 VM - 32/1 RIC - 78(v)
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - AD 249
Weight:      3.56 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    Rare for bust facing left in RIC
              VB2 in Van Meter
              Bland #36, Qty. known = 31

Reverse: "P M TR P VI COS P P"
    Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


Note: This reverse is listed in RIC with a bust facing left only.  Also note the long caduceus with raised right hand.  This goes back to the earlier design from AD 246-247.

Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and 
      cornucopiae

Sear -  Seaby - 155v VM -  RIC - 
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - AD 249
Weight:    3.77 grams
Die axis:   5 degrees
Rarity:    Unlisted error on the reverse. 
             3 known examples for Philip I and 4 for Philip II

Reverse: "R M TR P VI COS P P"
    Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


Note: This interesting error on the reverse appears to be somewhat common.  There are three known examples for both Philip I and his son.  One of my three specimens for Philip II can be seen at RSC 38V or an image containing all four Philip II errors and two of the Philip I errors can be viewed by clicking here.

Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and 
      cornucopiae

Sear -  Seaby - 155(v)    
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - AD 249
Weight:      4.64 grams
Die axis:    185 degrees
Rarity:    Unlisted in RIC with short obverse legend
              Bland #50, Qty. known = 4


Reverse: "P M TR P VI COS P P"
    Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.


Note: Again, this reverse style goes back to the earlier design from AD 246-247.  This is one of the rare short obverse legend specimens from Antioch mint.

Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and 
      cornucopiae

Sear -  Seaby - 156 VM - 32/2 RIC - 79(a)
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - AD 249
Weight:     5.11 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:    R, Bland #37, Qty. known = 11


Reverse: "P M TR P VI COS P P"
    Philip veiled, standing left, sacrificing over tripod and holding wand.

R.I.C. mistakenly lists this reverse legend as left facing bust. 
 
Philip sacrificing over tripod and holding wand

Sear -  Seaby - 156a VM - RIC - 79(b)
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - AD 249
Weight:     4.12 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:    R, Bland #51, Qty. known = 7


Reverse: "P M TR P VI COS P P"
    Philip veiled, standing left, sacrificing over tripod and holding wand.

R.I.C. mistakenly lists this reverse legend as left facing bust although the plate coin is as this one with bust right.
 
Philip sacrificing over tripod and holding wand

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