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Moesia superior, Viminacium, Philipp I, AMNG 140
Philipp I Arabs, AD 244-249
AE 30, 18.3g
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. PMS C - OL VIM
Moesia, draped, standing l., holding hands above bull l. and lion r.
in ex. AN VIII
AMNG I/1, 140; SNG München 180-5
gVF, nice green patina

PMS COL VIM is the abbreviation of PROVINCIAE MOESIAE SVPERIORIS COLONIA VIMINACIVM. Viminacium, today Kostolac near Pozarevac/Serbia, was the capital of Moesia superior.
The bull and the lion are symbols of the two legions standing in Viminacium, the legio VII Claudia Pia Fidelis and the legio IIII Flavia Felix.
AN VIII stands for the 8th year of the mint of Viminacium (AD 239-255) AD 247
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*Alex  [Nov 17, 2005 at 03:56 AM]
About the best Viminacium I've seen.
Pscipio  [Nov 17, 2005 at 07:15 AM]
Very nice, Jochen! Much better than the standard Viminacium coins.
Jericho  [Nov 18, 2005 at 04:20 AM]
Wow.. I can't imagine a nicer example of the type than this. Excellent coin.
Lawrence Woolslayer  [Nov 08, 2006 at 06:28 AM]
Superb. Is the patina this colour? Or darker perhaps?
Steve E  [May 02, 2012 at 05:12 PM]
Well preserved piece with beautiful patina! 5 stars!!!


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