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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Philip I| > RS112675
Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D.
|Philip| |I|, |Philip| |I| |the| |Arab,| |February| |244| |-| |End| |of| |September| |249| |A.D.|, Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. This reverse suggests the arrival of grain by sea from the provinces (especially from Africa) and its distribution to the people. By the Code De Naviculariis, the mariners appointed to carry grain from Egypt could be executed if they did not keep the proper course; and if they did not sail in the proper season, the master of the vessel would be banished.
RS112675. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 29, RSC IV 32, SRCV III 8923, Hunter III - (p. lxxxviii), VF, excellent portrait, well centered, toned, surfaces a little frosty, flow lines, Rome mint, weight 4.788g, maximum diameter 23.3mm, die axis 180o, 247 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ANNONA AVGG, Annona standing half left, head left, stalks of grain in right hand over prow, cornucopia in left hand; from the Collection of Dr. Jregen Buschek; $100.00 SALE |PRICE| $90.00




  







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