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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)

Click for a larger photo During Philip's reign the 1000th anniversary of Rome (248 A.D.) was celebrated, and magnificent games were held. This coin was issued as part of that celebration and the reverse depicts one of the animals which was displayed during the games.
RS90328. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 224, RSC IV 72, VF, well centered, some luster, small edge chip, weight 3.082 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 45o, Rome mint, 248 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse SAECVLARES AVGG, goat walking left, III in ex; ex CNG auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 366; ex John Bitner Collection of Secular Games Coinage; $145.00 (€108.75)

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., 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)

Click for a larger photo The Councils of Arabia were two councils of the early Christian Church held in Bostra, in Arabia Petraea; one in 246 and the other in 247. Both were held against Beryllus, the local bishop, and his followers, who believed that the soul perished upon the death of the body, but that it would one day rise with the body. Origen, who was present at both councils, convinced them that their belief was heresy.
RS71516. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 9261, RIC IV 226 corr., RSC IV 6, Hunter III 21, F, well centered, toned, weight 2.550 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 246 - 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, radiate, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and billowing behind, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, whip in left; $75.00 (€56.25)

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 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., Antiocheia, Pisidia
Click for a larger photo Pisidia's geographic and strategic position made it difficult to maintain peace. To strengthen control, Rome colonized the area with military veterans, who were attracted to the area by the fertile soil. An important Roman colony, the city was, like Rome, divided into seven quarters called "vici" on seven hills. The formal language was Latin until the end of the 3rd century A.D.
RP69833. Bronze AE 27, SNG Pfälzer 107 (same dies), Krzyzanowska 6 corr. (rev. legend, same dies), Lindgren 1242 corr. (Mên), BMC Pisidia -, SNG BnF -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, F, weight 10.172 g, maximum diameter 27.1 mm, die axis 180o, Pisidia, Antiocheia mint, obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CAES ANTIOCH COC (sic), Hygeia seated left, from patera in right, feeding snake rising up from cista, SR in ex; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; very rare; $40.00 (€30.00)

Philip II, July or August 247 - late 249 A.D., Perga, Pamphylia
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RP69821. Bronze AE 22, SNG BnF 522; SNG Cop 349; SNGvA 4707; cf. BMC Lydia p. 133, 65 var (obv legend); SNG Pfälzer 397 var (same), aVF, weight 6.224 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 0o, Perga mint, as caesar, Feb 244 - Jul/Aug 247 A.D.; obverse AY K M IOY CEOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEY, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind, globe below bust; reverse ΠEPΓAIΩN, Tyche standing left, wearing kalathos, chiton and peplos, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; scarce; $28.00 (€21.00)


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Obverse legends:

MIVLPHILIPPVSCAES
MIVLPHILIPPVSNOBILCAES
IMPCAESMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG
IMPMIVLPHILIPPVSAVG
IMPPHILIPPVSAVG



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