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E-auction 35-12969 - PHILIPPUS II Antoninien

PHILIPPUS II Antoninien AU
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Estimate : 85 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 33 €
End of the sale : 16 December 2013 17:23:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Antoninien
Date: 249
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 450 ‰
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré au droit sur un flan large. Très beau portrait. Revers légèrement décentré mais complet. Fine patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP PHILIPPVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié, drapé et cuirassé de Philippe II auguste à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A2).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Philippus Augustus”, (L’empereur Philippe auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LIBERALITAS AVGG III.
Reverse description : Philippe Ier et son fils Philippe II assis à gauche sur une chaise curule ; Philippe Ier, qui est sur le premier plan tient un sceptre court de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : “Liberalitas Augustorum tertium”, (La troisième Libéralité des augustes).

Commentary


Poids léger. Dernière émission de Philippe II.

Historical background


PHILIPPE II

(05/244-09/249) Marcus Julius Philippus

August (04/247-09/249)

Philip, son of Philip the Arab and Otacilia Severa, was appointed Augustus in 247. He participated in the commemoration of the millennium of Rome which begins April 21 247. Philip, his father was killed at the Battle of Verona. Philip II was assassinated shortly after. It is not known what happened to Otacilia Severa. Philip II was made Caesar shortly after the accession of his father who gave him the title of prince of youth.

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