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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis and Decline| > |Philip I| > RP36495
Philip I and Otacilia Severa, 244 - 249 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce and thieves. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia. His symbols include the caduceus and winged sandals.
RP36495. Bronze pentassarion, Varbanov I 2078, AMNG I/I 1202, aEF, Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria) mint, weight 13.702g, maximum diameter 27.9mm, die axis 195o, consular legate Prastina Messallinus, 244 - 247; obverse AYT M IOYΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ M WTAK CEBHPA C, confronting draped busts of Philip, on left, and Otacilia; reverse YΠ ΠPACT MECCAΛΛEINOY MAPKIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Hermes standing half-right, head left, holding purse and caduceus, nude but for cloak hanging on forearm, E (mark of value) in left field; ex H.D. Rauch 82, 488; unusual fine condition for a provincial bronze; SOLD










OBVERSE| LEGENDS|

MARCIAOTACILIASEVERAAVG
MARCIAOTACILSEVERAAVG
MARCOTACILSEVERA
MARCOTACILSEVERAAVG
MOTACILSEVERAAVG
OTACILSEVERAAV


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