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v38_0805 - PHILIPPUS II Sesterce, (GB, Æ 29)

PHILIPPUS II Sesterce, (GB, Æ 29) XF
MONNAIES 38 (2009)
Starting price : 225.00 €
Estimate : 380.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Sesterce, (GB, Æ 29)
Date: 245
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Emission: 4e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan régulier, bien centré des deux côtés avec une frappe faible sur la légende de revers. Beau portrait expressif. Frappe molle, légèrement tréflée. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES.
Obverse description : Buste drapé, tête nue de Philippe II césar à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A°21).
Obverse translation : “Marcus Iulius Philippus Cæsar”, (Marc Jules Philippe césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCIPI IVVENT/ S|C.
Reverse description : Philippe II en habit militaire debout à droite, tenant une haste transversale de la main droite et un globe de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au prince de la Jeunesse).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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