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E-auction 197-127026 - PHILIPPUS Antoninien

PHILIPPUS Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 28 €
Maximum bid : 35 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:25:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 244
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré des deux cotés. Usure superficielle avec un beau revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié de Philippe Ier à droite, avec cuirasse et paludamentum, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus".

Reverse


Reverse legend : SALVS AVG.
Reverse description : Salus (La Santé) debout de face, tournée à gauche, tenant un gouvernail de la main gauche et une patère de la main droite, nourissant un serpent enroulé autour d'un autel placé à gauche.
Reverse translation : "Salus Augusti" (La Santé de l'Empereur).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges invisibles sous le paludamentum.

Historical background


PHILIPPE I ARABIC

(03/244-09/249) Marcus Julius Philippus

Philippe was born in Bostra Trachonitis, province of Arabia, hence the nickname of the emperor. He was appointed Prefect of the Praetorium after the disappearance of Timésithée, the stepfather of Gordian III in 243. Philippe is murder or leaves early Gordian 244 then hastens to conclude an ignominious peace with the Sassanids. He pays them a tribute of 500,000 dollars. He appoints his son Philip Caesar in 244 and his wife Severa Otacilia augusta. In 247, his son Philippe student to Augustat. He led a brilliant campaign against the Quadi and carp that had invaded Dacia. The big event of the reign of Philip is the commemoration of the millennium of Rome which begins April 21 247. Several usurpers, including Jotapien and Pacatien, proclaim august at the end of the reign. Philippe load Decius, commander of the legions of Pannonia, to restore order on the Danube. Troops, against his will, proclaim august Decius in June or July 249. Philippe is killed fighting the troops of Decius in September 249.

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