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Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt
The rarity of this large bronze denomination suggests that it may have been a didrachm, half, rather than a quarter of the billon tetradrachm.
RX21803. Bronze drachm
, BMC -, Milne
3543, F, Alexandria
15.345g, maximum diameter
31.2mm, die axis
, 247 - 248 A.D.; obverse
A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
L - E (year 5), Homonoia
standing left, holding double cornucopia
; grainy green-brown patina
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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