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Phillipi AE 15 Commemorative
This coin was struck at the Roman colony of Philippi, near the site of the battle. The colony was formed by troops from both sides who settled there after the conflict. The coins picture winged Victory on one side and three Praetorian Standards on the other. The bronze coin is approximately 18-19mm in diameter. It is a bit unclear when the coin was struck. Some attribute it to Augustus, who won the battle and ruled Rome from 29BC to 14AD. Others feel it was issued by Claudius in 42AD to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle and to honor the Praetorian Guards of his time, who helped assure his ascension as Emperor. Either way it is a fascinating and important ancient Roman commemorative coin.
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