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Philip II, July or August 247 - late 249 A.D.

Marcus Julius Severus Philip was the son of Philip I. He was made Caesar at the age of seven, probably in February or March of 244 A.D. and Augustus at the age of ten. He was killed only two years later, after the forces of Trajan Decius defeated his father.


Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria
Click for a larger photo In 249, after his legionaries proclaimed him emperor, Trajan Decius marched them to Verona, where he defeated and killed Philip I. Philip's eleven-year-old son and heir was likely killed with his father.
SH60144. Billon tetradrachm, McAlee 1043, Prieur 473; BMC Galatia 559; cf. SNG Cop 268 (attributed to Philip I), EF, weight 14.347 g, maximum diameter 27.7 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch mint, 248 - 249 A.D.; obverse AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO ∆, eagle standing left, wings open, head left, wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA / S C below; a little light corrosion, toned, some remaining luster, sharp detail; $300.00 (€225.00)

Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Diocaesarea, Cilicia
Click for a larger photo Diocaesarea, Cilicia was known as Olba until it was renamed during the reign of Vespasian. According to a legend told by Strabo (Geography, 14.5.10), the temple of Zeus Olbius was founded by Ajax, one of the Greek heroes of the Trojan War. The city and its surrounding territory was a theocracy, ruled by the hereditary priests of the temple.
RP57201. Bronze AE 29, SNG BnF 886, SNG Levante 678, SNG Pfälzer 423, Staffieri 27, BMC Lycaonia -, gF, weight 14.238 g, maximum diameter 29.0 mm, die axis 180o, Cilicia, Diocaesarea mint, as Caesar, 244 - 246 A.D.; obverse M IOYΛIOC Φ[IΛIΠΠOYC K CE]B, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse A∆PIA ∆IOKAICAPEΩN MHT (MHT ligate), KENNATΩ in ex, thunderbolt on throne of Zeus Olbios, lions on arms; rare; $135.00 (€101.25)

Philip II, July or August 247 - late 249 A.D., Heliopolis, Coele-Syria
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RP58618. Bronze AE 18, Sawaya Heliopolis 628 ff. (D99/R229), SNG Cop 433, aVF, weight 5.927 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, Heliopolis (Baalbek, Lebanon) mint, 244 - 245 A.D.; obverse bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse COL / HEL in two lines between two legionary eagles, all within laurel wreath; rare; $135.00 (€101.25)

Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
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RX62943. Billon tetradrachm, Milne 3702, Dattari 5055, Kampmann-Ganschow 76.44, Geissen 2797 var (obv legend ends EV), SNG Cop 731 var (same), Choice gVF, slightly porous, weight 10.585 g, maximum diameter 24.6 mm, die axis 0o, Alexandria mint, as Augustus, 29 Aug 247 - 28 Aug 248; obverse A K M IOU FILIPPOC EV C, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse Homonoia standing left, right hand raised, double cornucopia in left, L E (year 5 of Philip I) left; $115.00 (€86.25)

Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria
Click for a larger photo In 249, after his legionaries proclaimed him emperor, Trajan Decius marched them to Verona, where he defeated and killed Philip I. Philip's eleven-year-old son and heir was likely killed with his father.
RP57187. Billon tetradrachm, McAlee 1043; Prieur 473; BMC Galatia 559; Dura 464; cf. SNG Cop 268 (attributed to Philip I), VF, toned, weight 12.297 g, maximum diameter 26.9 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, 248 - 249 A.D.; obverse AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO ∆, eagle standing left, wings open, head left, wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA / S C below; $110.00 (€82.50)

Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D., Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria
Click for a larger photo In 249, after his legionaries proclaimed him emperor, Trajan Decius marched them to Verona, where he defeated and killed Philip I. Philip's eleven-year-old son and heir was likely killed with his father.
RP57198. Billon tetradrachm, McAlee 1043; Prieur 473; BMC Galatia 559; Dura 464; cf. SNG Cop 268 (attributed to Philip I), VF, weight 12.178 g, maximum diameter 27.3 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch mint, 249 A.D.; obverse AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse ∆HMAPX EΞOYCIAC YΠA TO ∆, eagle standing left, wings spread, head left, open wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA / S C below; $110.00 (€82.50)

Philip II, July or August 247 - late 249 A.D., Deultum, Thrace
Click for a larger photo Artemis is depicted here in the same pose as The Diana of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture has a stag at her side. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to Henry II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
RP63228. Bronze AE 24, Draganov Deultum 1834 (O172/R280), Varbanov II 3090 (R4), BMC Thrace -, SNG Cop -, aVF, weight 6.632 g, maximum diameter 23.8 mm, die axis 0o, Deultum (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, obverse M IVL PHILIPPVS CAESAR, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse COL FL P-A-C DEVLT, Artemis (Diana) advancing right, with right drawing bow from quiver on shoulder, bow in left; scarce; $45.00 (€33.75)

Philip II, July or August 247 - late 249 A.D., Mesembria, Thrace
Click for a larger photo As god of music and arts, Apollo had the epithet Musagetes, meaning leader of the muses.
RP62896. Bronze AE 27, Varbanov II 4276 corr. (R4); BMC Thrace p. 135, 20, SNG Cop -, aVF, some legend unstruck due to filled die, weight 10.614 g, maximum diameter 26.6 mm, die axis 45o, Mesambria (Nesebar, Bulgaria) mint, as caesar, 244 - 247 A.D.; obverse MAP IOYΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC, KAIXA/P, confronted busts of Philip II (on left) bare-headed, draped and cuirassed; and Sarapis, draped with kalathos on head; reverse MECAMB−PIANΩN, Apollo Musagetes standing slightly left, head left, plektron in right hand, lyre in left resting on column behind; $38.00 (€28.50)


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Obverse legends:

MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES
MIVLPHILIPPVSNOBILCAES
IMPCAESMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG
IMPMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG
IMPPHILIPPVSAVG



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