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E-auction 502-412974 - brm_486386 - PHILIPPUS II Sesterce

PHILIPPUS II Sesterce AU
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 104 €
Maximum bid : 104 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:09:30
bidders : 16 bidders
Type : Sesterce
Date: 246
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : copper
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 3e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire parfaitement centré et de très beau style, que ce soit au droit avec un remarquable buste, qu’au revers ! Patine marron foncé, très légèrement piquée
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 Caesar”, (Marc Jules Philippe césar).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS/S|C.
Reverse description : Philippe II, vêtu militairement debout à gauche, tenant de la main droite étendue, une enseigne et de la main gauche, une haste renversée.
Reverse translation : “Principi Iuventutis”, (Au prince de la jeunesse).

Commentary


Ce n’est que la seconde fois que nous présentons un sesterce de ce type avec la légende longue au revers.

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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