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Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.
Felicitas was the goddess or personification of happiness, good fortune, and success. She played an important role in Rome's state religion during the empire and was frequently portrayed on coins. She became a prominent symbol of the wealth and prosperity of the Roman Empire.
RS87914. Silver antoninianus
, RIC IV
p. 98, 232 (Philip I
80; RSC IV
33a, SRCV III
9268, Hunter III
- (p. xciii), Choice EF, excellent centering, much mint luster
, slight weakness to centers, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight
4.572g, maximum diameter
22.8mm, die axis
, 247 A.D.; obverse
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate
, draped, and cuirassed bust
right, from behind; reverse P M TR P
IIII COS P P
(high priest, holder of Tribunitian power for 4 years, consul, father of the country), Felicitas
standing slightly left, head
left, long caduceus
vertical in right hand, cornucopia
in left hand; ex Beast Coins, ex Freeman
Catalog current as of Monday, March 18, 2019.
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