PHILIP I

Antoninianus Presentation

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Sear -  Seaby - 55 VM - 13 RIC - 32(b)
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:      3.74 grams
Die axis:    195 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "
FIDES MILIT"
    Fides (Confidence, Good faith) standing left, holding two standards.

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 two standards.

Sear -  Seaby - 58 VM - 14 RIC - 34(b)
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:      3.65 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "
FIDES MILITVM"
    Fides (Confidence, Good faith) standing left, holding two standards.

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 two standards.

Sear - 2558 Seaby - 65 VM - 16 RIC - 63(b)
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) - undated (AD 248-249)
Weight:      3.92 grams
Die axis:    195 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "
FORTVNA REDVX"
    Fortuna (Fortune) seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; wheel below seat.

Note:  Refers to the vows made for the safe return of Philip from the campaign against Decius.

Fortuna (Fortune) seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; wheel below seat.

Sear - Seaby - 65v 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:  Unknown - undated (AD 247?)
Weight:      2.07 grams
Die axis:    15 degrees
Rarity:    unknown reverse


Reverse: "
FORTVNA REDVX"
      Concordia (Concord, Harmony) standing left,
      holding patera and cornucopiae.

Note:  This coin is probably an ancient counterfeit.  The style is of an official Rome mint coin but all known Fortuna reverse coins have the late, short legend.  The reverse combines the FORTVNA REDVX legend with a standing Concordia depiction.  The flan is thin and light weight but still appears to be silver.  

Fortuna (Fortune) seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; wheel below seat.

Sear - Seaby - 70v VM - RIC - 93v
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year:  Unknown - undated (AD 244 - 249)
Weight:      4.64 grams
Die axis:    180 degrees
Rarity:    scarce with short legend.  Unknown with early obverse legend


Reverse: "
IOVI STATORI"
      Jupiter standing facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt.

Note:  This coin is a hybrid of Philip obverse with Gordian III reverse.  It is probably an ancient counterfeit as the style is wrong for an official issue.

Jupiter standing facing.

Sear - 2559 Seaby - 72 VM - 17 RIC - 35(b)
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:      4.48 grams
Die axis:    345 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "LAET FVNDATA"
    Laetitia (Joy, Gladness) standing left, holding wreath and rudder.

Note:  Reverse represents Joy made secure, by the peace with the Persians.

Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder.

Sear - 2560 Seaby - 80 VM - 18 RIC - 36(b)
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:      3.91 grams
Die axis:    330 degrees
Rarity:    common


Reverse: "LAETIT FVNDAT"
    Laetitia (Joy, Gladness) standing left, holding wreath and rudder.

Note:  Reverse represents Joy made secure, by the peace with the Persians.

Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder.

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