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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Crisis & Decline| > |Philip II| > RS92317
Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.
|Philip| |II|, |Philip| |II,| |July| |or| |August| |247| |-| |Late| |249| |A.D.|, Nice gift for a lawyer or a judge. In Roman mythology, Aequitas was the minor goddess of fair trade and honest merchants. Aequitas was also the personification of the virtues equity and fairness of the emperor (Aequitas Augusti). The scales, a natural emblem of equity, express righteousness. The cornucopia signifies the prosperity which results from Aequitas and Aequitas Augusti.
RS92317. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV 240a, RSC IV 1, Bland 61, SRCV III 9259, Hunter III - (p. xciv), gF, nice portrait, well centered, bumps and scratches, minor edge flaw, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, weight 3.555g, maximum diameter 22.3mm, die axis 0o, 247 - late 249 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse AEQVITAS AVGG (equity of the two emperors), Aequitas standing half left, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left hand; SOLD




  






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Huvelin, H. "L'atelier d'Antioche sous Claude II" in NAC XIX (1990), pp. 251-271.
McAlee, R. The Coins of Roman Antioch. (Lancaster, PA, 2007).
Prieur, M. & K. Prieur. The Syro-Phoenician Tetradrachms and their fractions from 57 BC to AD 258. (Lancaster, PA, 2000).
Van Heesch, J. "The last civic coinages and the religious policy of Maximinus Daza (AD 312)" in Numismatic Chronicle 1993, pp. 65 - 75, pl. 11.

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