PHILIP II
son of Philip I and Otacilia Severa

Antoninianus Presentation

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Sear - 2651 Seaby - 32 VM - 7 RIC - 215
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES"
    Radiate and draped bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - dated (AD 244-246)
Weight:      4.31 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:    Rare


Reverse: "PIETAS AVGVSTOR"
   
Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus.

Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus

Sear - Seaby - 32(v) VM - RIC - 215(v)
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: " IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - dated (AD 247-249)
Weight:      4.17 grams
Die axis:    185 degrees
Rarity:    Unlisted in any major reference.
              One specimen found in the Eauze hoard


Reverse: "PIETAS AVGVSTOR"
   
Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus.

Note:  This very rare piece has the late obverse legend with a reverse that was only issued in AD 244.  One other example of this type was found in the Eauze hoard.  Hybrids, coins that combine obverses and reverses that do not normally go together are rare.  Even more unusual is a combination that spans a number of years like this piece.

 An alternative is that it could be an ancient imitation that was engraved using dies engraved from two different coins.

Sprinkler, simpulum, jug, knife, and lituus

Sear - Seaby - 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 - dated (AD 247(?))
Weight:      3.89 grams
Die axis:    180 degrees
Rarity:       Unlisted
with this reverse in any references.


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

Note: One other specimen is known to me from the same dies.  There is also an Otacilia specimen with the same reverse die that was sold in auction in 2004.  Since Philip II was not appointed Augustus until AD 247, it is very unlikely that this coin was actually minted in AD 246 as the reverse legend suggests.  It is hypothesized by Curtis Clay that the Antioch mint used circulating Roman coins as models for their engravings thus issuing coins after their Roman counterparts and later than their legends indicate.  

Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia

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


Mint and Year: Antioch - dated (AD 247)
Weight:     4.16 grams
Die axis:    20 degrees
Rarity:    Rare, Bland #79, Qty. known = 1


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

Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia

Sear - Seaby - 33a VM - 8/1 RIC - 232
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - dated (AD 247)
Weight:     3.62 grams
Die axis:    200 degrees
Rarity:    Rare, Bland #80, Qty. known = 21


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

[Additional Coins in Collection of this Type]

Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia

Sear - Seaby - 34 VM - RIC - 233
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Antioch - dated (AD 247)
Weight:      3.89 grams
Die axis:    5 degrees
Rarity:    Rare, Bland #83, Qty. known = 17


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

Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia

Sear - Seaby - 34a VM - RIC -
Emperor's radiate and cuirassed bust left. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
   
Radiate and cuirassed bust left; aegis on cuirass.


Mint and Year: Antioch - dated (AD 247)
Weight:      3.63 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:    Unlisted in RIC with this bust style,
              Bland #84, Qty. known = 7


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

Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia

Sear - Seaby - 34a VM - RIC -
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left. Obverse: "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left.


Mint and Year: Antioch - dated (AD 247)
Weight:      3.84 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:    Unlisted in RIC with this bust style,
              Bland #85, Qty. known = 3


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

Felicitas standing half-left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia

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