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bpv_665707 - PHILIPPUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien

PHILIPPUS Tétradrachme syro-phénicien AU/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme syro-phénicien
Date: 248
Mint name / Town : Antioche, Syrie, Séleucie et Piérie
Metal : billon
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,46 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau buste de style fin. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Alain Weil du 18 décembre 1997, lot n° 120 et de la collection Aymé Cornu


Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Philippe Ier à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
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 droite, les ailes écartées, aile droite derrière patte droite, tête à droite et queue à gauche, tenant une couronne feuillée dans son bec.
Reverse legend : DHMARC - EX OUSIAS UPATO G.
Reverse translation : (Revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne / Consul pour la troisième fois / avec l’accord du Sénat d’Antioche).

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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