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Philip I the Arab, February 244 - End of September 249 A.D., Deultum, Thrace
Colonia Flavia Pacensis (or Pacifica) Deultum was founded by Vespasian. The colony assumed his family name, Flavia, and on account of Vespasian's devotion to the goddess of Peace (to whom he built a temple at Rome); it was called Pacensis (or Pacifica).
RP77123. Bronze AE 22, SNG Deultum
1746-1749 (same dies); Jurukova Deultum
454, Varbanov II
3023(?); BMC Thrace
-, gVF, nice patina
, nice style
die wear and crack, Deultum
(Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, weight
6.695g, maximum diameter
22.4mm, Feb 244 - End Sep 249 A.D.; obverse
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind, centration dimple; reverse
CO-L FL PAC DEV,LT (LT in exergue
), prow of galley left on waves, ram's head
on point of ram, octopus and dolphin
swimming left beside hull above waves; Pecunem Gitbud & Naumann auction 31 (3 May 2015), lot 313; rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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