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Julius Marinus, Father of Philip the Arab, Philippopolis, Arabia
Philip the Arab was born in a small village in Provincia Arabia. After he became emperor, he renamed it Philippopolis and an extensive construction program began changing the village to a city. Among its coins are this rare type that honors Julius Marinus, Philip's father.
SH15300. Bronze AE 23, SNG ANS
2, BMC Arabia
p. 42, 2, Fair
, holed, Philippopolis
(Plovdiv, Bulgaria) mint, weight
6.513g, maximum diameter
23.5mm, die axis
, 244 - 249; obverse
ΘEΩ MAPINΩ, Julius Marinus' bust
right, carried by eagle
ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛITΩN KOΛΩNIAΣ S - C
standing left, patera
in right hand, spear in left hand, shield
at feet right; rare
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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