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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); Bland 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 0o
, 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 and Sear; scarce
Catalog current as of Saturday, July 20, 2019.
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