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ROMAN EMPIRE, PHILIP I AR Antoninianus of Rome, Struck A.D.248.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: SAECVLARES AVGG. Antelope walking left; in exergue, VI (officina 6).
RIC IV iii : 21 | RSC IV : 189 | SRCV III : 8959
Diameter 22.3mm | Weight 3.347gms | Die axis: 6

This coin is one of a series of coins struck by Philip I in A.D.248 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Rome. Many of these coins depict the various animals, brought from all over the Empire, which were displayed in the arena during the games celebrating this event.

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