PHILIP II
son of Philip I and Otacilia Severa

Antoninianus Presentation

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Sear - 2668 Seaby - 72 VM - 13 RIC - 224
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 248)
Weight:      4.25 grams
Die axis:    0 degrees
Rarity:     Scarce

Officina:   3 (III)


Reverse: "SAECVLARES AVGG"
    Goat or European elk walking left; III in exergue.

Note:  This series was  issued celebrating the 1000 anniversary of Rome.  Exotic beasts were exhibited for the entertainment of the people.  For all of the coins issued for the Secular games click here.

[Additional Coins in Collection of this Type]

Goat or European elk walking left; III in exergue.

Sear - Seaby - 72(v) VM - RIC -
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES"
    Radiate and draped bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 248)
Weight:     3.70 grams
Die axis:    170 degrees
Rarity:      Unlisted and unique

Officina:   3 (III)


Reverse: "SAECVLARES AVGG"
    Goat or European elk walking right; III in exergue.

Note:  This coin is the only known example of the goat or moose walking right. The existence of a walking right reverse is not out of line since all reverses for Philip I are known for both directions.

Goat or European elk walking left; III in exergue.

Sear - Seaby - 72(v) VM - RIC -
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Obverse: "M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES"
    Radiate and draped bust right.


Mint and Year: ??? - undated (AD 248)
Weight:      2.22 grams
Die axis:    170 degrees
Rarity:     Scarce with normal obverse legend

Officina:   3 (III)


Reverse: "SAECVLARES AVGG"
    Goat or European elk walking left; III in exergue.

Note:  This coin is an ancient counterfeit made of heavily debased billon.  Some areas of copper tone are showing on his portrait.  The counterfeiters combined an early reign obverse with a late reign reverse.

Goat or European elk walking left; III in exergue.

Seaby - 81v RIC - 244v
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 248 - 249)
Weight:      3.80 grams
Die axis:     30 degrees
Rarity:    R2 with bust left, unlisted with bust right,
              Bland #103, Qty. known = 24



Reverse: "SAECVLVM NOVVM"
    Temple of six columns, in center, statue of Roma half-left, holding sceptre.

Note:  This reverse depicts the temple in which Roma Aeterna is worshipped.  The reverse looks toward the future of Rome and the Imperial house. 
Temple of six columns, in center, statue (of Roma) half-left, holding sceptre.

Sear - 2656 Seaby - 84 VM - 14 RIC - 221
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES"
    Radiate and draped bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 244-247)
Weight:     3.66 grams
Die axis:    345 degrees
Rarity:    Rare


Reverse: "SPES PVBLICA"
    Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising skirt.

Sear - 2669 Seaby - 88a VM - 15 RIC - 223
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 246-248)
Weight:      4.40 grams
Die axis:    345 degrees
Rarity:    common
Officina:  Γ  (3rd officina)


Reverse: "VIRTVS AVGG"
    Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy;  Γ in right field.

Note: None of the references split these out by the location of the Greek letter "Γ" on the reverse.  As shown in this and the following specimen, it can be in either field.

Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy

Sear - 2669 Seaby - 88b VM - 15 RIC - 223
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 246-248)
Weight:     2.99 grams
Die axis:    185 degrees
Rarity:    common
Officina:  Γ  (3rd officina)


Reverse: "VIRTVS AVGG"
    Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy;  Γ in left field.

Note: None of the references split these out by the location of the Greek letter "Γ" on the reverse.  As shown in this and the preceding specimen, it can be in either field.

Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy

Sear - 2669 Seaby - 88b VM - 15 RIC - 223
Emperor's radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse: "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
    Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.


Mint and Year: Rome - undated (AD 246-248)
Weight:     4.00 grams
Die axis:    195 degrees
Rarity:    common
Officina:  no officina struck on this specimen


Reverse: "VIRTVS AVGG"
    Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy;  Γ in left field.

Note: None of the references split these out by the location of the Greek letter "Γ" on the reverse.  This is the first specimen I have seen where it is not present in either field!!

Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy

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