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bpv_913898 - PHILIPPUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

PHILIPPUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien MS
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 248
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 13,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Buste de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
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Obverse description : Buste cuirassé à gauche, cuirasse à écailles, radié, vu de trois quarts en arrière (B4).
Obverse legend : AUTOK K M IOUL FILIPPOS SEB, (Autokratoros Kaisaros Markos Ioulios Filippos Sebastos).
Obverse translation : (L’empereur césar Marc Jules Philippe auguste).


Reverse legend : ANTIOXIA / S|C À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche, les ailes largement écartées, tête et queue à droite, tenant une couronne feuillée dans son bec.
Reverse legend : DHMARC - EX OUSIAS UPATOG.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne / Consul pour la troisième fois / avec l’accord du Sénat d’Antioche).

Historical background



Philippe was born in Bostra in Trachonitis, a province of Arabia, hence the nickname of the Emperor. He was appointed Prefect of the Praetorium after the disappearance of Timésithée, father-in-law of Gordian III, in 243. Philip had Gordian assassinated or allowed to be assassinated at the beginning of 244, then hastened to conclude an infamous peace with the Sassanids. He pays them a tribute of 500,000 denarii. He named his son Philip Caesar in 244 and his wife Otacilia Sévéra augusta. In 247, Philip raises his son to august. He led a brilliant campaign against the Quades and the Carpes who had invaded Dacia. The great event of the reign of Philip is the commemoration of the millennium of Rome which begins on April 21, 247. Several usurpers, including Jotapien and Pacatian, proclaim themselves august at the end of the reign. Philippe instructs Decius, commander of the legions of Pannonia, to restore order on the Danube. The troops, against his will, proclaim Decius august in June or July 249. Philip dies fighting the troops of Decius in September 249.

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