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bpv_243984 - PHILIPPUS As

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Type : As
Date: c. 244-249
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Pisidie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 8,71 g.
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Gerhard Rohde


Obverse legend : IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS A.
Obverse description : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Marcus Iulius Philippus Augustus”, (L’empereur Marc Jules Philippe auguste).


Reverse legend : ANTI-OCHI C/ S|R// OLON.
Reverse description : Un étendard surmonté d’un aigle et de chaque côté, une enseigne surmontée d’une aigle légionnaire.
Reverse translation : “Antiochi Colonia Senatus Romanus”, (Sénat romain de la colonie d’Antioche).


Rubans de type 3. Ptéryges à peine visibles sous le paludamentum. Même coin de droit que les exemplaires du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF (SNG France 3/ n° 1257 à 1264, pl. 68).

Historical background


(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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