PHILIP I

Antoninianus Presentation

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Sear - Seaby - 43v VM - RIC - 31v
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome? - undated (AD 245)
Weight:      3.94 grams
Die axis:    5 degrees
Rarity:    Unique with blundered reverse legend.


Reverse: "FELICITAS PEMP"
    Felicitas (Happyness, Prosperity) standing half-left,
    holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

Note:  The engraver appears to have had a bad day with this reverse, engraving "PEMP" instead of "TEMP".  May be an ancient counterfeit however the silver appears to be good.

Felicitas standing half-left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

Sear -  Seaby - 49 VM - 10 RIC - 61
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

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


Mint and Year: 
    RIC:   Rome - undated (AD 248-249)
    Eddy: Mediolanum (Milan) AD 248
Weight:      3.92 grams
Die axis:    180 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "FIDES EXERCITVS"
    Fides (Confidence, Good faith) standing left holding vexillum (legion insignia) and traverse standard.

Note: This coin was issued near the end of Philip's reign.  The reverse was created to dispel concerns over uprisings around the Empire.

Fides standing left holding vexillum (legion insignia) and traverse standard.

Sear - 2556 Seaby - 50 VM - 11 RIC - 62
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

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

Mint and Year: 
    RIC:  Rome (AD 248 - 249)
    Eddy: Rome (AD 247)
Weight:      3.37 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "FIDES EXERCITVS"
    Four standards, one of which is a legionary eagle.

Note:  This coin was issued near the end of Philip's reign.  The reverse was created to dispel concerns over uprisings around the Empire.

[Additional Coins in Collection of this Type]

Four standards, one of which is a legionary eagle.

Sear -  Seaby - 50(a) VM -  RIC - 84A
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - undated (AD 247-248)
Weight:      4.07 grams
Die axis:    190 degrees
Rarity:    R2, Bland #24, Qty. known = 12


Reverse: "FIDES EXERCITVS"
    Four standards, one of which is a legionary eagle.

Note:  This coin was issued near the end of Philip's reign.  The reverse was created to dispel concerns over uprisings around the Empire.

Four standards, one of which is a legionary eagle.

Sear -  Seaby - 50(b) VM -  RIC - 62*

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


Mint and Year: Rome (AD 248 - 249)
Weight:      3.67 grams
Die axis:    195 degrees
Rarity:    scarce without legionary eagle 


Reverse: "FIDES EXERCITVS"
    Four standards, but none is topped by a legionary eagle.

Note:  This coin was issued near the end of Philip's reign.  The reverse was created to dispel concerns over uprisings around the Empire.

Sear - 2557 Seaby - 54 VM - 12 RIC - 33
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 244)
Weight:      3.86 grams
Die axis:    30 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "
FIDES MILIT"
    Fides (Confidence, Good faith) standing left, holding sceptre and standard.

Note:  This coin was issued near the beginning of Philip's reign.  The reverse was created to show the loyal devotion of the military for the new Emperor.

Fides standing left, holding sceptre and standard.

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